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Blizabethtown, Pa., September, 1915 

When the Frost is on the Pumpkin 

W hen the frost is un the punkin and 

the fodder's in the shock, 
And you hear the kyouck and gobble 

of the struttin' turkey-cock, 
And the clackin' of the guineys, and 

the cluckin' of the hens, 
And the rooster's hallylooyer as he 

tiptoes on the fence ; 
O, it's then's the times a feller is a- 

feelin' at his best. 
With the risin' sun to greet him from 

a night of peaceful rest. 
As he leaves the house, bare-headed, 

and goes out to feed the stock. 
When the frost is on the punkin, and 

the fodder's in the shuck. 

The husky, rusty russel of the toss- 
els of the corn, 
And the raspin' of the tangled leaves, 

as golden as the morn ; 
The stubble in the fumes — kindo' 

lonesome-like, but still 
A-preachin' sermins to us of the 

barns they grovved to fill ; 
The strawstack in the medder. and 

the reaper in the shed ; 
The bosses in theyr stalls below — 

the clover overhead ! — 
( ), it sets my hart a-clickin' like the 

tickin' of a clock. 
When the frost is on the punkin, and 

the fodder's in the shock. 

They's something kind"' harty-like 

about the atmusfere, 
When the heat of summer's over 

the coolin' fall is here — 
Of course we miss the flowers, and 

the blossums on the trees. 
And the mumble of the hummin'- 

birds and buzzin' of the bees ; 
But the air's so appetizin'; and the 

landscape through the haze 
Of a crisp and sunny morning of 

the airly autumn days. 
It's a pictur' that no painter has the 

colorin' to mock — 
When the frosl is on the punkin, and 

the fodder's in the shock. 

Then your apples all is gathered, and 

the ones a feller keeps 
Is poured around the cellar-floor in 

red and yeller heaps : 
And your cider-makin's over, and 

your wimmen folks is through 
With their mince and apple-butter 

and theyr souse and sausage too! 
1 don't know how to tell it — but ef 

-icli a thing could be 
As the Angels wantin' boardin'. and 

they'd call around on me — 
I'd want to 'commodate 'em — all the 

whole indurin' flock — 
When the frost is on the punkin, and 

the fodder's in the shock. 



Courtesy is a scisnce of the high- 
est importance. It is like grace and 
beauty in the body, which charm at 
first sight, and lead on to further 
intimacy and friendship, opening a 
door that we may derive, instruction 
from the example of others, and at 
the same time enabling us to bene- 
fit them by our example, if there be 
anything in our character worthy of 

Courtesy is a trait which is neces- 
sary to us thru life or in the mak- 
ing of us. When Zachariah Fox, the 
great merchant of Liverpool, was ask- 
ed by what means he contrived to 
realize so large a fortune as he pos- 
sessed, his reply was, "Friend, by 
one article alone, and in which thou 
mayest deal too. if thou pleasest — it 
is civility." 

Any person, if he lacks courtesy, 
is not a true gentleman. Often a 
person of high rank does not notice 
his inferiors, when often a civil word 
or a courteous deed would lessen 
their burden. The working people 

ar» often more civil than their su- 

Milton says, "Courtesy oft is soon- 
er found in lowly sheds, with smoky 
rafters, than in tapestry halls and 
courts of princes, where it first was 

We often hear people say, what's 
the use, Life is short and we do 
not have time for such trifles, but 
remember what Emerson says, "Life 
is not so short but that there is al- 
ways time enough for courtesy." 

I was very much impressed with a 
little story that happened in a large 
city, when a courteous woman push- 
ed accidentallj against a little street 
Arab and pushed him off the side- 
walk. She stopped and apologized; 
she hoped she had not hurt him. He 
stepped back and gave his rimless 
hat a jerk. "My eyes. Jim!" he ex- 
claimed, turning to a hoy who had 
heard the whole, "if she don't speak 
i" me jest like I wore standin' col- 
lars ! A feller could 'ford to get 
pushed off fort}- times a day to git 
spoke to like that." 

The Universal Language 

Without language the human race 
could not have attained the high stand- 
ard of culture and ideals that it now 
possesses. Language gives expression 
to thoughts, and because nations and 
men are s< > differently constituted, we 
have a great variety of thoughts and 
ideals, and by associating with the 
various nations learn their languages, 
and arc able to exchange thoughts and 
ideas, hence the progress and develop- 
ment in the practical world. 

Men strive to develop the physical 
and intellectual sides of lite, but what 
about the aesthetic side? How often 
we see a man whose intellectual abilit) 
is like a never ending foun'taii 

yet how often is there a craving an 
indefinite longing for something, he 
knows not what ! In his moments of 
leisure he is not content with the actual 
things of life. When in the twilight 
hours, there comes a feeling of yearn- 
ing, he can find no words to express 
We are all so constituted 
that we must give vent to our feelings, 
and because there an- sentiments that 
language fails to express. Music, the 
universal language has been criven to 
serve the supernatural. 

Music is a language, it is divine, it is 

pre-eminently the language of the 

Ons. Bj means of it we can speak 

to and reach the hearts of those whose 


words we cannot understand, for music 
begins only where words fail to express 

There are some who consider music 
as a mere recreation, something by 
which i" amuse themselves. Since the 
wheels of progress of the practical 
world are run largely by the intellectual 
machinery of the human race, why do 
we waste time on a mere plaything? 
Why not devote all our time and 
energies to something more profitable"' 
Tn the estimation of main-, and of some 
sopposedly well educated people, this 
language is nothing more than a pleas- 
urable sensation. This is the lowest 
estimation that can be placed on some- 
thing of so elevating a nature. The 
love for music is so general that many 
with only a limited knowledge of it, 
express their views from their own 
liarrow standpoint, thus giving to the 
public wrong impressions, and by these 
wrongly directed efforts, its growth is 
greatly retarded. This class of people 
has studied the works of the masters. 
they have not learned to appreciate the 
best in music, but instead have been 
content with the light, shallow, popular 
music which is flooding the country to- 
day. Do yon kn«>w that one of the 
greatest wars the world has ever known 
is being carried on at the present time 
and has been in existence for the last 
halt century between the high stand- 
ard- of music-loving people and the 
lower estimation that is too often 
placed upon it. How sad to think that 
we. citizens of America, the fairest of 
nations, should allow this to continue. 
Rut. von may ask. "what can be done 
to eliminate this tendency?" There is 
only one way to accomplish this, and 
that is by a continuous effort to bring 
before the public that which is uplifting 
and refining. Music has a higher mis- 
sion than merelv to please the ear Tt 
apneals to the heart and through this 
affects our characters. We can keep 
our lives noble, sweet and true, only 
by allowing refining powers to come 
into them. One writer says, refinement 
of mind mnv be defined as an act or 

process of putting the faculties into the 
conditions in which they can do the 
best work, appreciate the nicest distinc- 
tion-, \alue properly the highest ideals 
asp the loftiest conceptions. 

But the emotional influences alone 
\wll :mt refine. We must strive to see 
in it than mere pleasure. We must 
be intelligent and study it for it- own 
sake. Then, and only than will we see 
its true value. The deeper we study, 
the more we realize how much there is 
to learn, and the more we learn of it, 
the more we see we do not know. This 
is true in all lines of activity, and so. I 
say there is no end to this language, 
this art. which is so precious to us. 

If this i- true, then let us take 
courage, delve deep into the hidden 
treasure- of this art and in turn give to 
others what we have learned. If we 
cultivate a love for the beautiful in 
one tiling it will lead to a love for the 
beautiful in every thing. This in- 
fluence in study will lead to a softening 
and chastening of spirit and will go 
i'm; ili into the world, and cannot fail to 
have its effect for good. As the tiny 
snow-flake in all its purity and beauty 
fall- into the ocean and vanishes, yet 
the tiny droy of water it contained has 
helped to sweeten and increase the im- 
mense body of water into which it La- 
fallen, just so the patient, diligent stu- 
dent can shed his or her influence 
abroad and be one of the greatest fac- 
tors in bringing about a deeper love for 
the best that can he obtained. The 
struggle may be long and the progress 
slow, but in the end, I believe the 
world will feel the need of something 
more elevating, their better natures will 
vearn for something that will cause the 
hidden chords of their affections to vi- 
brate, and burst forth on wing- of love- 
ly sound. Carl Merz savs, "If this 
language had no; been needed. God 
would not have given it to us." Tt i- a 
language of the brotherhood of man. 
Tt- spirit unite- and bring- all humanity. 
into one common purpose, that of 
praise to God. 

Do we believe thai music : - a Cod- 


given gift? Let us look to Nature. 
When the fierce gale of Winter sways 
the monstrous pine trees of the mourn- 
ful minor tone. When the balmy 
breeze of a summer evening passes 
gently through the leaves we hear a 
light sprightly refrain. Again when 
wandering beside the tiny mountain 
brooklet as it dances so gracefully over 
its mcky floor, does it not sing a 
strain of sweetest melody, a gush of 
richest music falling upon the soul as 
dew upon the flowers and causing the 
spirit harp to vibrate? 

The sea is the mightest of nature's 
musical instruments. In its vast still- 
ness it seems to speak to us in gentle 
tones, but when in a raging storm, it is 
then its slumbering powers are aroused 
and hurling snow crested waves moun- 
tain high, dashing against rocks, turn- 
ing into foam and spray, then falling 
bai I again, moaning, only to gather 
more strength for a greater and grand- 

er at lack. The wind is the commander 
and the sea a mighty army obeying the 
commands of the leader. Listen to the 
breakers as they come in toward us. 
Can you not hear the trumpet sounds 
of the wind giving them the signal' 

There i- music in all nature, if we 
but stop to listen to it, in the whisper- 
ing wind, the rustling leaves, the babb- 
ling brooks, the chirp of the cricket, 
the song-, of the birds, for all these 
sounds are but so many stops in the 
universal organ of nature. 

Man's greatest powers point him to- 
ward God. Then let US make u^- of 
oik of the most elevating, most divine 
talents God has given us. If we do 
not study music we cannot praise God 
in song. There is music in Heaven, 
then we should have music on earth to 
glorify God, Study music to beautify 
your own heart and beautify your own 
Heart in order to make this world more 
beautiful to others. 

M. G. H. 



Naomi Longenecker. . . ( School Notes i Sara Beahm Exchanges 

David Markey $' " Harvey Geyer Athletics 

Sara Mover Alumni Notes f T „ , „ . 

Iva Long i K. L S News ^ ■ Scott Smith Business Manager 

George Capetanios Homerian News l Paul H. Engle Ass't Manager 

Our College Times is published monthly during the Academic year by Elizabeth- 
town College. 

This paper will be sent continuously to old subscribers, so as not to break their 
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Entered as second-class matter April 19, 1909, at the Elizabethtown Postoffice 

Our Times 

Each year our paper undergoes some 
changes in the process of evolution. In 
the first place it was edited under the 
direct supervision of the faculty, and 
later the editorial staff was composed 
of faculty and students. This year it 
is tn he edited altogether by the stu- 
dent-, representing both the Keystone 
and Homerian Literary Societies. 

As the students conic and go. the 
work fall- into new and inexperienced 
hands. Some year- there are changes 
on the editorial hoard in only a few of 

the departments, but it happens this 
year that every department is repre- 
sented by a new editor. 

We as editors feel the responsi- 
bilities connected with our duties. It 
is therefore, our purpose to take up the 
work earnestly ami perform our duties 
in perfect harmony with the ideals and 
principles of the school. 

We enter upon this, the thirteenth 
year of Our College Times, aiming to 
make it interesting and helpful to stu- 
dents, alumni, teachers, trustees, pa- 
trons and friends. 


Back to School 

livery year in the month of Septem- 
ber we find millions of children going 
back to school. All over our country, 
in the towns, along lanes and streets 
we see bashful sturdy lads and laugh- 
ing blushing lassies, from six years old 
upwards, going to schisol. There is pos- 
sibly no one common place to which 
more people are going each daw than 
to institutions of learning, and there 
are few people who do not spend some 
time in their lines in going to school. 

As a rule, children are eager for this 
time to come. In the Spring as the 
time for school to close draws near, 
pupils are glad. They are looking for- 
ward to vacation with its sports and 
joys. But I believe if it were possible 
to measure their degree of gladness on 
the two occasions, we would find them 
happiest when vacation comes to a 
close and when they can go back to 

We may find different agencies 
which contribute toward making thi> 
an enjoyable time in the child's life. 
This going back to school takes place 
in one of the best seasons of the year. 
Autumn has so many rich things in 
nature, the ripening fruits, the nodding 
asters, gentians, and goldenrods, the 
turning leaves, the bracing crisp atmos- 
phere, and the glowing sunsets. These 
give numerous pleasures which enrich 
the opening of the 'school year. 

A comfortably and fully equipped 
building sets forth a feeling of pleasure 
in the hearts of the children. Then 
when they find in the schoolroom a 
teacher who, is there because he loves 
the work, they will find further plea- 
sure. I low differently, though, when 
there is a teacher who is indifferent. 
who is teaching because he must or for 
some other equally increditable reason. 

Hut. what means this great marching 
of feet to one common place' It is an 
onward upward movement. The peo- 
ple of civilized countries are thirsting 
for knowledge and enlightenment. They 
seek it. and strive for it They have 

provided ways and means of handing 
it down to future generations. And as 
time advances and life becomes more 
complex, there are man)' phases added 
i" this work which were not always 
parts of it. This means increased work 
and a larger number of laborers. 

The question of meeting these needs 
in the best possible way has given 
many men and women great concern. 
Some have given their entire life to the 
cause. They have seen the great op- 
portunity to make their lives a blessing 
ami have taken hold of it. What they 
have done cannot be estimated in value, 
but the work they left must be taken 
up and carried forward by other hands. 
The cause suffers greatly because of a 
lack of competent teachers. What we 
need then, is more well prepared 
teachers, and less of the careless indif- 
ferent ones. Because of inefficient 
teachers some pupils are being sent 
away from school lacking some things 
which they should have learned. Can 
we imagine what would happen, if 
there would be no teachers to take up 
the work this fall' If this work 
would be stopped and not taken up 
again? The next generation would be 
weaker and the following one weaker 
still, etc. We can scarcely conceive 
what the end would be in such a course, 
but on the other hand, it would be next 
to impossible for such a course to ex- 
ist as a whole. And yet it is existing 
in part each year wherever there is a 
teacher who is not a teacher in the 
true sense of the word. 

We would appeal to the student- of 
Elizabethtown College to take a look 
at this field of service. Many who are 
back to school on College Hill are aim- 
ing at this great and noble calling in 
life. In the preparation for the callinij. 
the future work should be kept con- 
stantly before the mind as the goal to- 
ward which you are aiming 

You can take much with you when 
you leave Elizabethtown College, if you 
will to do so. If you were compelled 1 


tu carrs all you take in a basket, your 
taking would be limited according to the 
size of the basket. But the mind is 
made differently. Its capacity is not 
limited. There is always room for one 
mi >re tin night, for one more idea or for 
one more impression. The brain never 
gets full. The more you store in it, the 
nunc it is capable of holding. What a 
splendid truth this is! 

Would-be-teachers, and students are 
back to school this fall to get all 
out ui it possible? If you came back to 
school planning to devote every minute 
to study, you are not going to get all 
you should. In following this plan 
your body will suffer. It needs system- 
atic training and exercises. This is a 
fine time of the year to get out into the 
clear pure air, to take a walk and 
breathe deeply of the oxygen-laden air. 
This will tone up your system and 
your brain better than medicine. 

Neither can anv student afford to 

• unit i he social phases in school life. 
The College is doing all in her power 
tu develop this side of the student's 
nature by providing interesting social 
features. The student who does not 
enter into these features whole-hearted 
is going to forfeit the development 
which they give. 

Elizabethtown College aims to de- 
velop the physical, social, mental, moral 
and spiritual side of every student who 
enter'- her doors. There is no better 
place to get this all-around develop- 
ment than at Elizabethtown College. Be 
1 in mil. students, that you have entered 
her portals. 

Let each student go into the year's 
work with vim and vigor, aiming to 
become educated that you may serve. 
Those who shall equip themselves to 
teach may keep on going back to school 
year after year, getting much out of 
life for themselves and being a blessing 
to mankind. 

The College Lecture Course 

1 lie strongest and the best lecture 
course ever offered to the students and 
the friends of the College will be giren 
during this school year. The course 
0'ii>i-N of six numbers which comprise 
many fields of activity in the world. We 
believe the course will be a great in- 
spiration to those who take advantage 
of it, fur we always procure the best 
men. Season tickets will be $1.50. Get 
your tickets early to insure admission. 

William Rainev Bennett will open 
the course with his famous lecture, 
"The Man Who Can." Tts theme is he 
can who thinks he can. Mr. Bennett 
has a very striking and pleasing per- 
sonality, and we believe he will prove 
himself popular. His lecture will help 
a young man or woman to find him- 
self or herself. Come to hear Mr. 
Bennett in the College Chapel October 
29. 1015. 

The second number will be rendered 
by Edward Baxter Perry, the blind 
musician who k a wonder. Mr. Perrv 

always gives a synopsis ot every pi2ce 
before its rendition, and thus helps you 
tu enjoy it much better. All lovers of 
music are invited to hear Mr. Terry in 
the Market House, Nov. 10, 1915'. 

On January 4, 19H1 Smith Damron, 
the potter craftsman will give an il- 
lustrated lecture on "The Potter and 
the Clay." While Mr. Damron makes 
his pottery, he portrays human life in 
most vivid and striking terms. This 
lecture will be educational, mora!, 
spiritual, and entertaining to all, and 
will he given in the College Chapel. 

\\ e are indeed glad to announce the 
coming of Dr. Byron C. Piatt on Feb- 
ruary 4, 1916. This is the fourth num- 
ber of the course, and the fourth time 
Dr. Piatt comes into our midst. This 
lecture will be given in the College 
Chapel. The subject is "Life Beyond 
the Law." Dr. Piatt considers this his 
best lecture. Do not fail to hear this 
wonderful orator. 

The fifth number will be given by 


Dr. Edward T. llagerman, who comes 
into. our midst the first time. His sub- 
ject is "The World We Live In." Dr. 
Hagerman is a preacher, educator, and 
lecturer. All his lectures are instruc- 
tive, full of humor, logic and wit. 
Come to hear Dr. llagerman February 
19, 1 < > 1 f > in the College Chapel. 

The last number of the course will 
be an interpretative reading, "The 
Shepherd of the Hills" by Mis- M. 
Beryl Buckley who has only few 
reciters her equal and none that excel 
her. Miss Buckley not only assumes a 

character but lives it, and she is the 
character. She has a pleasing person- 
ality and never tries to amuse her audi- 
ence, but always desires 'to leave some 
helpful message. Miss Buckley will 
not disappoint you in the Market House 
March 17, 191(1. 

The proceeds of this splendid lecture 
course will be used in purchasing books 
for the College Library and construct- 
ing additional shelves for books. Stu- 
dents and friends, here is an oppor- 
tunity to hear the best men of the day. 
Do not fail to procure a season ticket. 
C. J. R. 

Homerian Notes 

The public program rendered Sept. 
24. at 8 1'. M. substantiates our state- 
ment above that the Homerians are go- 
After our summer vacation we, the 
Homerians, come with renewed zeal, 
with awakened consciousness of the 
world's needs, with new enthusiasm to 
delve deeper as a society into the 
mine- of knowledge. The membership 
of this society is constantly increasing. 
\t our first public meeting three per- 
sons were admitted into our organiza- 
tion. In view of the fact that new 
members have already come and many 
others will soon join our ranks we pre- 
dict that, aided by the variety of talent 
which this new element will bring in, 
the Homerians will this year exhibit in 
both private and public meetings some- 
thing which no member can afford to 
miss. So we urge all the members to 
be present at the private meetings as 
well a- at our public meetings because 
of the new arrangements that are 
being made to render at our private 
meetings short programs dealing with 
the greater questions of the age. 

ing to make their programs this year as 
instructive, as inspiring, as uplifting as 
So it matters not what tcm- 
1 eramerrt or opinion or intellectual 
capacity you have, whether you love 
music or philosophy, one visit to our 
public meetings will convince you of 
what we say. If you don't think as we 
do come any way. It is not as im- 
portant that we all think alike as that 
we all think for ourselves, and this is 
our greatest aim as Homerians after 

\l our public meeting Mr. Nye in 
his talk on history pointed out its edu- 
cational value psychologically, 
logically. economically, politically, as 
well as in a literary way. In the sec- 
ond main feature of our program Pro- 
fessor I.eiter discusing literary society 
work brought out forcibly the large 
benefits afforded 1>\ active participation 
in the exercises of the literary society, 
especially in the Self-confidence which 
is acquired thereby and also in the 
familiarity with parlimcntarv u-age 
which it gives. 





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School Notes 

W hat a deserted place College Hill 
is in the Spring, when the last stu- 
dents have gone! But what a place 
to be when we all get back. We ev- 
en like the muscial chime of the 
rising hell ami many of us get up in 
time to get the Full worth of the mu- 
sic. Some of us seem to have been 
so eager to come back but some 
seemed to have "crawled like snails 
unwilling to school." But we are 
all here. .Many of us are what the 
president calls "old students" but 
we have many new ones and are al- 
together a promising student body. 
The dormitories are about tilled with 
energetic girls and hoys, and we 
have great expectations for this year. 
\Ye will, however, miss very much 
the association and inspiration of the 
ones who have nut returned. Our 
best wishes go with them wherever 
they may go. 

During the summer vacation many 
improvements, have been made on 
College Hill. 

There has been erected a dry- 

Tf any one should ask why we 
have such an imposing building on 
our campus, we would inform them 
that we have fruit and vegetables on 
the College farm to dry. 

There has been an addition built 

tu the south side of the basement 
of Alpha Hall. The cellar of this ad- 
dition contains bins which will hold 
uiie thousand bushels of potatoes, 
land they are already half full I. The 
ground floor is used for a store room 
and the top, which is on a level 
with the fir>t floor, is what is known 
as the "nil if garden." This new porch 
i> welcomed as a retreat each even- 
ing, fur the girls gather there and 
have held their prayer meetings there 
occasionally on the warm evenings. 
Maybe the boys assemble there too. 
We are not able to sav. but time 
will tell. 

The orchard has rewarded those 
wdio have so faithfully worked on it. 
There were over one hundred and 
twenty-five dollars worth of peaches 
sold, over seven hundred and thirty 
quarts canned for the college and al- 
so fifty quarts preserved. There have 
also been peaches in the college din- 
ing room at least three times a day. 
Many of the friends of the school 
helped to can and preserve anil they 
deserve our gratitude. 

Our former matron. Mrs. Reber. 
has left after a number of years of 
faithful service. She will live with 
her daughter in Chicago. We will re- 
member her with the same feeling of 
tenderness with which we think of 



our mothers. Our best, wishes go 
with her and are also extended to 
the new matron, Airs. King. We may 
not always appreciate the peace and 
happiness which comes through the 
efforts uf the matron, and the col- 
lege dining room. 

The seniors met last week for or- 
ganization. There are likely to be 
between twenty-five and thirty in the 
class and with V. C. Holsinger as 
our able president, you are likely to 
hear from the seniors occasionally. 

\\ e will all miss Professor Schloss- 
er, but we feel sure his stay at Beth- 
any Bible School will be profitable 
to him as well as to the students 
who will come under his instruction. 

Prof. Leiter and his wife now oc- 
cupy the cottage vacated by Mrs. Re- 

Mr. i. J. Kreider. who was a stu- 
dent and teacher here last year, will 
finish his college course at Franklin 
iv .Marshall College this year. While 
visiting the college the other day he 
remarked that he had never been as 
lonely at school as he has been at F. 
& M. Can any one guess the. reason? 

A number of the students, on Sep- 
tember 5. heard the farewell address 
given by Bessie Rider, who will sail 
for China this fall as a missionary. 

Mis- Mycr has been ill for a few 
days bm we are glad t^ > see her back 
in her class rooms again. 

Mr. Hertzler's definition of read- 
ing: Face culture, voice culture, phys- 
ical culture and menial culture. 

Ruth Hucher was called home to 
attend the funeral of her nephew. 

Anna Schwenk and her brother 
Paul attended the Schwenks' reunion 
at Schwenksville. They also called 
on Anna Cassel. one of our number 
of last year. 

Mr. C. — "When will there be twen- 
ty-five letters in the alphabet?" 

Miss T.. — "I don't know." 

Mr. C. — "When U and I are one." 
Puzzle— Ts Mr. C. bashful? 

In Ancient History class Professor 
-Meyer asked— "Mr. M., why were 
these inscriptions in the Orient so 
well preserved?" 

Mr. il. — Because the climate was 
— a favorable. The moisture was ■ — a 
very dry. 

The first lecture of the lecture 
course will be given by Win. Rainey 
Bennett in the College Chapel on 
the evening of Oct. 29. His subject 
will be "The Man Who Thinks He 

Mr. Rose seems very much delight- 
ed in giving Miss Eckhert instruction 
about the regulations of College. I 
wonder why? 

According to Lester Meyers' latest 
rule in Algebra, I (-4) equals -5. 

Mr. ( ). Leiter is taking his first 
lessons in writing "Grace." Altho 
they are quite lengthy thev are not 

Question— To whom did Miss Lau- 
ra Landis propose? 

Caught in the act — Prof. O — eating 
a lar£e roasting-ear— just around the 
corner from the kitchen door. 

Mr. Dennis, the janitor, is smiling 
continually because the College has 
purchased a new sprim; wagon, and 
says that next year they will get a 
new horse. 

David Markey and F.phraim Hertz- 
ler have caught and presented a rat- 
tlesnake to the college museum. This 
is steadily being added to by stu- 
dents and friends. 

On Septemebr 10. the College Tem- 
perance League met in Chapel for 
the purpose of electing officers for 
the year. The following were elected: 

President— Prof. H. K. Ober 

Vice President — Jacob Gingrich 

Treasurer — David Markev 

Program Committee — Prof. T. H. 
Harley. Miss Lydia S'auffer. Sir. V. 
C. Holsinger. 

There were many new members 
elected at this meeting. 


In German class Mr. Gingrich 
translated the passage — Hola, Frau, 
bring noch ein Glas — the following 

way : "Hey there, Mrs., bring another 

Miss Stauffer in Bible Geography — 
"Was Jerusalem married?" 

Keystone Notes 

We are now entering the fourteenth 
year of the Keystone Literary Society, 
which \va« organized April 10, 1901. 
There has been a marked improvement 
in the pn >grams and the number of 
members of the society. Only last week 
twelve new members were initiated. 

The aim of this society is the im- 
provement of the mind, the develop- 
ment of the ability to express our 
thoughts skillfully, and to become fa- 
miliar with the rules of an organized 

Friday night September 17th. there 
was a very interesting meeting of the 
society. The first feature of the pro- 
gram was a vocal solo by Mis-- Perry 
entitled "'Down in Xod-a-wav." "The 

Bear Story" l>\ Miss Ruth Landis was 
appreciated as all her recitations are. 
The debate "Resolve that Elizabeth- 
town College should support competi- 
tive Athletics" was interesting. It was 
debated on the affirmative by R. Elam 
Zug and Alice Reber and the negative 
by Paul Engle and Ada Douty. The 
judges decided in favor of the negative 
but the house voted for the affirmative. 
.Miss Bucher's piano solo was enjoyed 
b\ all lovers of music. Miss Booz gave 
a short but very interesting essay on 
courtesy. Mr. Engle's solo was, as 
usual, enjoyed by all. The program 
was ended by the reading of the Liter- 
ary Echo fey Miss Anna Schwenk. The 
program as a whole was one worthy to. 
be an example for the new students. 


In order to develop the intellect, one 
must have a good healthy body. We 
often hear the term, "The physical fac- 
tor in education" used. We believe the 
essential need back of the physical fac- 
tor is Athletics. 

We have started this school year with 
much interest in athletics. There are 
quite a number of the new students 
who are proving successful in Athletics. 
The greater number of students who 
have been leaders in Athletics during 
the previous years, have returned, and 
are proving that they have gained some 
muscular skill during the summer vaca- 
tion. All are taking an active part in 
the in-door and out-door sports. 

On the tennis courts each evening 
there are very interesting games being 
played. Although the season is late, 
yet there is a possibility for having a 

Mr. il. — on the tennis court — The 
fates must have decreed against me 
this afternoon. 

( )ur enthusiastic base ball president 
called a meeting the first week of 
school, and there made plans for a suc- 
cessful base ball season this fall and 
next spring. He also has used his in- 
fluence in getting a few necessary sup- 
plies for the association. On account 
of the splendid weather this fall, we 
were permitted to play three games of 
base ball between the Boarding Stu- 
dents and the Day Students. Each time 
the Boarding Students came out sec- 
ond. Friday afternoon Sept. 17, the 
best game was played. On account of 
the absence of the Day Student's pitch- 
er. Zug was put in the box. This was 
the first time Zug ever pitched a game 
of bsffl. The longer he pitched the bet- 
ter he got. Tn the ninth inning when 


the score was tie, he struck the first 
three men out. Although sixteen hits 
were made off him. yet the writer 
thinks if he had the backing he should 
have had, there would not have been 
half that number. Strayer seemed a 
puzzle for the D. S. at first, lie had 
speed which the D. S. weren't familiar 
wifch, however the D. S. managed to 
land the sphere at eight safe spots. In 
the first inning the score was 4: in 
favor of the B. S. at the end of the 
fifth inning it was 7-3 in favor of the 
B. S. Then in the seventh inning it 
was tie and remained tie till the ninth 
inning when the Day Students made 
the deciding run. E. Gish had the 
cheering crowd in suspense for a short 
time. A fly ball was batted above his 
head, and far to his right. He jumped 
and caught it with his one hand, then 
juggled it on the back of his hand, till 
lie was sure he could hold it. If he 
had missed, the B. S. would have prob- 
ably won the game. 
The score is as follows: 


r h o 

Weaver, If 1 2 

Mever, cf 1 1 

Rose, c 1 1 12 

Strayer, p 3 2 

Hershev. H. ss 

Hershey, T. 3b 1 1 

Kreider. 2b 2 3 3 

Replocle. 11, 1 3 5 









Landis. rf 1 3 

Totals 8 16 23 4 6 


• r h o a e 

Zug, p 1 1 1 2 

Gish, E., 2b 5 3 3 

Smith, lb 2 1 4 2 

Geyer, c 1 1 11 

Musselman, ss 1 4 2 

Gish, R.. cf 1 1 1 

Boozer, 3b 2 1 1 2 

Ebersole, rf 1 

Seiders, If 1 1 1 

Totals 9 8 26 4 9 

Score by innings: 

Hoarding . . . . ..133 001 000— 8 

Day 102 311 001—12 

Struck out by Straver— 221 013 02x 
Struck out by Zug— . . . .211 0T0 213 

Walked, Strayer 4, Zug 1. 

The Basket Ball season will open 
ext month. The out look for the best 
I'.. season is favorable, for the great- 
- number of the old players are back 
id a number of the New Students 
ave made good. 

There has been no jumping of any 
ind a- yet: on account of the equip- 
lent which has not yet arived. There 
ill be -'me competition in pole vault- 
rg this year as there are some 
romising competitors. 

Alumni Notes 

On our return to College Hill we 
found a number of the Alumni had re- 
Iturned, either to pursue other courses 
or as teacher-. \\ e realize that this is 
a very --mall part of our number who 
are represented in other lands as well 
as fair America. 

You, who have left College Hill and 
arc now engaged in the activities of 
(the world; are you interested in your 
Alma .Mater's welfare: If so will you 
not aid her b) informing her of any 
alumni events. As editor of this part 
of our paper, we feel very much in 
need of your co-operation. This would 
be greatly appreciated by us add in 
this way all would have the oppor- 
tunity ti.i hear of your welfare. Will 
you not respond? 

Laban Leitcr. 09, has become one of 
our facult) and is now known as Prof. 
I.eitcr. Hi- former quarters could not 
accomodate him on his return. "There's 
a reason." For Mamie Keller. '\j who 
left us two years ago. returned with 
him as .Mrs. I.eitcr. Since she has been 
elected. Editor in Chief of "< >nr Col- 
lege Times" fur the coming year "The 
Cottage" contains some very dignified 

Mary Scheaffer, '13 has gone to 
Manchester College to pursue her liter- 
ary work. After several years of work- 
she will return tc» Bethany Bible 

News has come to us that I. E. 
Oberholtzer, 'o<~> and Miss Elizabeth 

Weybright of Trotwood, Ohio, were 
married at the bride's home on the eve 
of Sept. 7, 1915. 

les ii Rider, '05 a nurse, had been 
-pending the summer in Elizabethtown, 
her home town. Hut on Sept. 18 she 
left for Bethany Bible School. Miss 
Rider was accompanied by Sara Re- 
plog e, 14 wdio has planned to continue 
her Bible tudy at Bethany. One 
win mi many of us have learned to 
know and who has responded to the 
world's great need of enlightenment 
to a Saviour's love, has left us. 

Miss Rider may be summoned, at 
any time, to go to China. May she, 
through the medium of ministering to 
the physical needs, come in close touch 
with souls; and thus cause many to 
know of Cod's love. 

We have heard that another little 

life, a 1 laughter, came 

I ill. --urn in the home 


Sept. t, to 
^'alter K. 

Joshua Reber. '14. Owen Hershey, 
'15. I. Z. Hackman, '07 and Harry 
Nye, '06 entered the University of 
Pennsylvania, Sept. 21. 

The alumni of the 1915 class are 
engaged in various pursuits. Jacob 
Gingrich is pursuing the College Course 
here and also teaching several branches. 
Paul Hess is in the employ of Hoff 
Bros., Elizabethtown. Anna Cassel has 
entered Bethany Bible School. Ryntha 
Shelly is spending the winter at home. 
Rhoda Miller. Grace Mover and Mary 


Hershey are teaching near their homes, ly respected and appreciated teachers, 

It is reported that Rev. and Mrs. has left us until Christmas. He, too, 

Dixon expect to go to Chicago to at- has gone to Bethany Bible School. We 

tend Bethany Bible School. We well miss him. Nevertheless we are glad 

remember Elizabeth Kline Dixon, '05 chat he could avail himself of this op- 

with whom as a teacher, we parted last portunity. 

June. We do miss her cheerful Just as we are about to go to print, 

presence in our midst. the sad news reached us that Orville 

Prof. Schlosser. '07, one of our high- Meeker, '12 has died. 


Welcome, ExchangeSj 

This new school year. 
We're anxiously awaiting 

The time when you'll appear. 

For we like to sit and read you, 
As we have in days gone by. 

When we read you o'er and o'er again 
Though not with critic's eye. 

As we would have you do to us, 

We'll try to do to you; 
Then kindest feelings all around 

We'll have the whole year through. 

You may criticise our paper, 
Uur essays, notes 'and such, 

Which, if meant to be mutually help- 
We'll appreciate very much. 

Likewise whatever we may say, 

All kindness will be here. 
Then here's to you. Exchanges, 

For an interesting and happy year. 

And now, dear Exchanges 

As you come each month anew, 

Let me sit in my chair by the Ex- 
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Our College Times 

Elizabethtown, Pa., November, 1915 

Down to Sieei 

November woods are bare and still; 

November days are clear and bright ; 
Each noon burns up the morning chill, 
The mornings's snow is gone by 
night ; 
Each day my steps grow slow, grow 
As through the woods 1 reverent 
Watching all things lie "down to 

I never knew before what beds 

Fragrant to smell and soft to touch, 
The forest sifts and shapes and 
spreads ; 
I never knew before how much 
Of human sound there is in such 
Low tones as through the forest 
When all wild things lie "down to 

Each day 1 find new coverlids 

Tucked in. and more sweet eyes 
shut tight, 
Sometimes the viewless mother bids 
ITer ferns kneel down Full in my 
sight : 
T hear their chorus of "good night," 
And half 1 smile and half T weep. 
Listening while they all lie "down to 

— Helen Hunl fackson 


Elmer A. Wickel 

War, as illustrated in the European 
countries at the present time, is the 
most degraded ami barbarous event 
in the history of a country. 

'"There are many minor causes of 
war. For instance if a man of one 
country should be killed accidentally 
by a man of another country or if one 
King should be insulted by another 
King, an excuse is offered which 
many times leads to war. The 
graver causes of war are also numer- 
ous. When a Ruler of one country 
sees that another country is progress- 
ing rapidly, he becomes jealous and 
his ambition to become superior be- 
comes so great that he will use any 
means to gratify his desire. One of 
the greatest causes of war is the de- 
sire for new territory which desire all 
Kings have. This is the cause of 
more than half of all the wars 

Take as an example the European 
War. It was through the murder of 
an Austrian Prince by a Servian that 
war was leclare I between those two 
countries But when these countries 
wenl to war. other countries, who 
were greedilj watching for a chance 
to take new territory by force, also 
plunged into the struggle and now 
Europe is in the throes of the most 
extrusive, the most devastating and 
the most costly war that human his- 
tor) Has yet to record. 

The effects of war upon the coun- 
tries are many and terrible. Lands are 
ravaged and the greatest and most 
beautiful buildings of the world are 
destroyed. Whole cities are burned 
to the ground and the wonders and 
relics of pasl ages arc lost forever 
Governments are overthrown and 
debts are made which innocent peo- 
ple must pay hundreds of vears after. 

The people of the nations in which 
the war is waged are affected the 
most. They are forced to flee for 
their lives in many place- and thous- 
ands of them are killed. Homes are 

destroyed and husbands are torn from 
wives and children, who many times 
die of starvation while the husband is 
compelled to handle a musket and 
fight against his fellow-men who 
never harmed him in any way. 

The effects of war are also felt by 
peaceful nations. There trade de- 
creases, money becomes scarce and 
many people get into uncomfortable 
circumstances. The people of peace- 
ful nations must likewise indirectly 
help to pay the debt resulting from 
the war. 

The effects of war upon Christianity 
is truly severe. When revenge by 
murder is the uppermost thought of a 
country very little room is left for 
the teachings of Christianity. Al- 
though many nations who are at war 
profess to be Christians, the question 
is still unsolved as to whether they 
are or not. It seems almost impos- 
sible that a nation allowing such a 
barbarous condition to exist is truly 
a Christian nation. 

The effects of war upon Civilization 
is the most detrimental of all. Art 
and literature are not allowed to 
develop and instead of progressive- 
ness everything is set back hundreds 
of years. Men of high ideals who 
would have been the future leaders 
and great men are killed and their 
ideas are buried with them. 

Can we not do without Wat:' If 
these incomparable scenes of inhu- 
manity checking the progressive ad- 
vancement of civilization would ^ive 
way to arbitration, the new method 
of settling disputes, in which the 
countries send representatives to dis- 
cuss and settle the dispute, then there 
is hope left that universal peace will 
be obtained. 

In summing up, War is not a bene- 
fit but a disgrace and detriment to 
trade. Christianity and civilization. 
Its striking effects should convince us 
that it is wrong and that it is time to 
come to a realization of this fact and 
substitute peace. 


Why a Boy Should Not Smoke Before 
He Is Twenty-One 

Henry Hershey 

\\hy do boys smoke anyway? is it 
because they do not know better or 
never have been told its harmful ef- 
fects? No it is not that. They know, 
that it is ;iot right, and that it is 
against the .'ill of their parents, but 
young boys usually do not mind 
what their parents say. 1 hey love to 
>me place where they cannot be 
seen, and with a few other boys, 
sum ike and tell stories. 

In the following paragraphy 1 shall 
tell a few harmful facts, that come 
from smoking. Boys that are growing 
should not use tobacco, because it 
stunts their growth and weakens their 
bodies. [•rum the weakened body, 
comes the dull and inactive mind. 
The bo\ that smokes cigaretts and 
goes ti I i ill surely not be at 
the head of his class. They are usual- 
ly the ones in the class that do not 
care about anything and are slow and 
indifferent. Furthermore, they are al- 
ways inattentive in class. They do 
not seem to grasp anything from their 
studies. ( In the play ground, they 
would sooner stand against a tree 
and watch the other boys play, than 
la\ themselves. 

This is what smoking does to the 
body and mind of the boy. But this 
is not all it does. Many habits are 
formed along with smoking, such as 
lying, spending money, stealing, dis- 
obedience, etc. The habit of lying is 
a very slothful habit. No body will 
trust those who smoke or believe 

what they »a>. The ones thai smoke 
will i.ot be welcome in any body's 
company and lose all their friends. It 
also takes money to smoke, and how 
are such persons going to earn it or 
get it, if they are going to school? 
i he) who smoke must have it or do 
without smoking. then the thought 

to their mind to steal some 
from the money drawer. Soon they 
have formed the habit of stealing. 

1 here are still other evils, that arise 
from smoking. One is mingled with 
bad company and running about after 
dark, i hen that company joins some 
club and here these boys sit and play 

:nd learn to gamble. This es- 

takes in those boys who are 

iter by the parents and 

left to roam about at night. Perhaps 

s« boys like to drink and 

iiere one can get a chance to taste 

. r which they call strong 

Instead of spending their 

nights at home with their books, they 

half the night playing cards 
and smoking. The next day they go 
to school tired and worn out Soon 
they become careless and indifferent. 
They stop school and go to work for 
a few dollars a week, just so they 
have money to spend for smoking and 
gambling. S kwi they become con- 
scious of their wrongs. At night they 
cannot sleep because their conscience 
pricks them. Then during the day 
they forget it and do not try to break 
off those habits they have formed and 
soon thev become a physical wreck. 


Eva Arbegast 

The man who can is the man who 
thinks he can. Roosevelt represents 
the American spirit. He is energy 
lifted to the infinite degree. He does 
not know when he is licked, hence he 
is not licked, for, no man is down and 
out until he admits it. Such men can 
not be stopped. Look at Bryan. Po- 
litically he has been buried three 
times yet he has risen each time be- 
cause he is one of the men who can 
not be stopped. 

We all have about ten times as 
much energy as we can use. We all 
have fountains of energy untapped. 
So many of us are mere followers 
when we might be leaders. A lot of 
people trace back to find ancestors 
who had brains instead of looking to 
find brains in themselves. One can 
not account for a great man until he 
arrives. Lincoln is an example of that 
statement. He was a mere back 
woodsman yet he did things. He had 
red blood in brains rather than blue 
blood in veins. The fact that Lincoln 
made good proves that you can make 
good too if you have the stuff in you. 
But so many are contented to do 
what the other fellows do. The world 
does not want this kind of man. They 
want the man who does things his 
own way. Everything does not de- 
pend in natural ability but on concen- 
tration. The average preacher has as 
much brains as Billy Sunday but they 
do things just as the other fellow 
does, while Billy does it his own way. 
If you take yourself in time you can 
make good. The world needs you. 
The world will take chances on you, 
especially the young, up to a certain 
point. The world will take you fot 
the fire in you. 

In the last twenty years all stand- 
ards have been lifted. Twenty years 
ago almost anybody could be a school 
teacher or. a doctor. But today people 
have their eyes open and will not tol- 

erate poor work in any profession. 

Yet atrocities are committed today 
that would not have been tolerated 
ten years ago. We have reversed the 
creed of Jesus Christ for "I come to 
give life more abundantly" but we 
say "take it more abundantly." What 
we need is more godly, consecrated 
preachers. Because of a lack of them 
the church has not been strong 
enough to avert a crises. Notwith- 
standing this the time must come 
when we will see the breakdown of 
materialism and the reviving of 
spiritualism. Love of man for man is 
the only thing that can accomplish 

The day of the young woman has 
arrived. She has conquered her worst 
enemy, man. I believe in two truths 
for women. First, in equal rights to 
vote and second in equal wages for 
the same work. Either all human 
beings have rights or no human 
beings have rights. Hence woman 
must only be proved a human being 
to bear out these assertions. But in- 
deed we men have nothing to boast 
about in our use of the ballot. The 
women could and would do much bet- 
ter with it than we have. Forty years 
ago there was but one gateway open 
to women — marriage. \"ow there are 
hundreds of them. In this land of 
ours there are eight million working 
women. Every privilege I would give 
a man I would also give a woman. 

The finest production in the world 
is the human brain. Brains are in- 
separably linked with thought. From 
this arrive two thoughts, first, 
"Brain secrets thought." second, 
"Mind is master of the brain." It is 
the second of these in which I am in- 
terested. We can increase our brains 
by our will power. There is no limit 
to what we can do to the brain. Un- 
told wonders are in the brain Life 
is like an unfinished painting. 

Just as a powerful searchlight on 
the ship in harbor cuts the darkness, 

SO life Should have a searchlight as a 
guide Imagination is this search- 


light, the searchlight oi the soul. No 

one should try tomorrow without 
this guide. Then too, each life must 
i, gine. I his f ngim is will 

power. Life is a sailini . we are sail- 
uto the night. '■ el we art not 
lost because we have a captain, i he 
if the soul is conscience. 

►n is the greatest faculty 
of the soul. Everj piece oi machinery 

'ream hammered into sleani and 

steel. Wherever imagination touches. 


ho scrubs the floor because there 

isno imagination connected with her 

but how we he sur- 

ho washes a body, preparatory 


him as saving a human life. Although 

perform the same act we admire 

the one and not the •titer. . I his is be- 

imagination surrounds 'he act 

of the surgeon with a halo as it were. 

. .1 libera i 

-son door. 

■ leals and business meth 
reforming. The big mag 
'business is 
business," are merely saying "get 
j above everything else." This 
in the '.epreciation ot 
human life. In fact human life is 
it than horse flesh. Henry 
Ford, however, is the ei b 
.1 new business ideal which says 
"'while I'm making mone)' I'll also 
ma! e manh< id." Such a n 
wealthy while the great trust men 
are simply rich. Wealth is eternal while 
riches are of short duration. Your 
character, love, conduct, personality 
is your wealth. Such wealth is in de- 
success in the business 
life one must have the right condition 
of mind. For gaining this the true 
and beautiful are the food of the mind. 

And now just as imagination is the 
searchlight of the soul, so will 
is the engine of the soul. Will power 
hangs on like a bulldog. Success is 
written on the very face of this ani- 
mal. Did you ever see a bull dog 

tieded sympathy? Nor do you 

need sympathy. Stand up like a man 
look alive. Just act like you 
to feel. Smile whether you feel 
or not. Look successful. If 
lo not give up, you will get up. 
Persevere it. anything you under- 
take. If you pay for a thing take it 
ut remember, if you get a dollar and 
it earn it some one else earns it 
I »es not get it. Money is concen- 

11 power is the engine which 

the soul out, yet we need a guide. 

.nee is the captain of the soul. 

a thing for good if rightly used! 

an ever gets up in this world 
until his own conscience allows it. 
Ultimately every person meets his 

e ce face to face. Since con- 
science is the infalliable monitor of 
the soul, follow the dictates of your 

■ inscience, if you intend to do 
Conscience is the voice 1 1 
soul ; the captain that guides 
the ship of life safeh- into its harbor. 

- going to be judged by the way 
<o it is necessary that our cap- 
tain, conscience, guides 'is until the 
end. So back up with your will what 
your conscience tells you to do. 

W e either progress or degenerate. 
What a world of difference between 
success and progress. Success is dan- 
gerous ; it satisfies, it kills. Success 
dies when you die. Success deals in 
earthly affairs. W r hen you succeed, you 

growing. Substitute progress for 
success, for. progress brings one's sky 
larger sky. The more you do 
the more you want to do. Make pro- 
gress. Frances Willard, according to 
her own idea, failed. \nd yet we 
know she progressed for did she not 
plunge the dagger into the demon, in- 
temperance, from which blow intem- 
perance has never fully recovered, for 
ever since there is a spirit of power 
against it started by her. The little 
man succeeds. It takes a little man to 
succeed and die, but it is the big man 
who fails and keeps or. The Man Who 
Can never succeeds. 

Naomi Longenecker 

David Markey 

Sara Mover Aluruni Notes 

Iva Long K. L. S. News 

George Capetanios Homerian News 



I School Notes 

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Harvey Geyer Athletics 

W. Scott Smith Business Manager 

Paul H. Engle Ass't Manager 

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Summer is gone, autumn is here, 
This is the harvest for all the year. 
Corn in the crib, oats iu the bin, 
Wheat is all threshed, barley drawn in. 

Carrots in cellars, beats by their side, 
Full is the hay-loft, what fun to hide ! 
Apples are barreled, nuts laid to dry, 
Frost on the garden, winter is night. 

Father in Heaven, thank Thee for all, 
Winter and spring-time, summer and 

All Thine own gifts to Thee we bring. 
Help us to praise Thee, our Heavenly 


— Lydia A. Coonley 

Due to some mistake or oversight 
the first number of Our College 
Times was dated September instead 
of October as has been the custom. 
This issue is the November issue, and 
we would suggest that each sub- 
scriber cross out the word September 
and write October instead, so that 
your file will not set-in incomplete. 

Anniversary Program 

( me of the interesting programs of 

the school year will be held on the 
evening of November 13th, in the Col- 
lege Chapel Students and teachers 


and patrons and friends will meet to 
commemorate the founding of their 
school, Elizabethtown College. 'Our 
Alma Mater" will be discussed by one 
of the alumni of the school. The main 
address of the evening will be given 
by Dr. C. C. Ellis of Juniata College. 
Dr. Ellis is an earnest educator and 
lecturer and has through his lectures 
to the various county institutes dur- 
ing the past years won favor among 
many teachers of Pennsylvania. This 
will not be the first time Dr. Ellis 
comes to us. He has been on College 
Hill several times and those who 
have heard him are anxiously await- 
ing his coming again. 

November is here again with its 
bountiful gifts of ripened fruits and 
grain. Barns and cellars are filled to 
overflowing. We set aside the 25th 
of this month as Thanksgiving Day. 
Our countrymen should observe this 
day in the true spirit of thankfulness 
and praise to Him who has so bounti- 
fully blessed us this year. Our free 
America has been especially blessed 
this year and we should not fail to 
give God the glory for "Every good 
and perfect gift cometh from Him." 

Falling Leaves 

The leaves which have been shining 
in splendor for several weeks, are 
about to fall, and at this time we 
may glean many beautiful thoughts 
from them. We often liken our fading 
and passing from this life to the fad- 
ing and falling of the leaves. This is 
not a sad thought, though we are 
sometimes inclined to think of it as 
such. The falling of the leaves does 
not suggest death so much as it sug- 
gests the fulfilling of a grand life. 

In the Spring when all nature 
comes out in new greenness, we are 
filled with many hopes, hopes for 

leafy trees to shade us from the hot 
summer sun ; hopes for golden ripen- 
ed grains ; hopes for mellow tempting 
fruits. Autumn comes and our hopes 
are realized. We have enjoyed the 
cool, leafy shade, we have gathered 
the sheaves of grain, and we have 
harvested the fruits and vegetables, 
ihen why should Autumn make us 
sad? is not the real possession of a 
thing better than the hope of getting 

Then again we should not feel sad, 
because the leaves do not really die, 
the flowers are not gone forever, and 
the fruits do not ripen as the last of 
their kind. But as they each were 
maturing they were preparing for an- 
other life, and now as they fall they 
are leaving behind the beginning of a 
new life. The leaves can no longer 
serve the tree by clinging to its 
branches, but they drop and cover its 
roots with a warm blanket which 
shall protect them from cold and give 
strength to the soil that will be used 
by the tree in producing new leaves 
next year. They are full of service 
after they have fallen. Apparently 
their work is all finished, yet silently 
they work on. The tiny seeds which 
the flowers and fruits leave are often 
hidden from our sight and we think 
the flower is dead. But it is not. One 
author has so beautifully put the 
thought in these words, "Shall they 
die? No! No! They shall only hiae 
from the frost and snow." And when 
the warm sunshine and rains of 
Spring call to them, they will come 
forth finer and grander than the last. 
This then, does not suggest death, 
but rather the completion of one life 
that a better life may follow. 

The leaves do not all fall on the 
same day. Some fall early while 
others cling to the branches until 
very late, and so it is with us. Some 
lives fade and fall early while others 
live on to a ripe old age. Oliver Wen- 
dell Holmes in early joyous youth 
wrote the poem. The Last' Leaf." This 
poem proved to be curiously prophetic 


of Dr. Holmes's own life. This is the 
last stanza: 

And if I should live to be 

The last leaf upon the tree 
In the spring. 

Let them smile, as I do now 

At the old forsaken bough 
Where I cling. 

As the buds and leaves in the 
spring give us hopes for fruits and 
harvest, just so each life in its spring- 
time pictures hope. There is a hope 
within each human being. Hope for a 
lifetime of service, for fruits ripened 
by the sunshine of love, and for a 
bountiful harvest of golden deeds. If 
these hopes are realized in each life, 
there will be the fulfilling of a divine 
purpose, and the autumn which 
comes and causes these leaves to fall 
will be grander and more glorious 
than that of nature. 

We arc all leaves. And the families 
to which we belong are trees. Some 
trees are more beautiful in autumn 
than others. Some families do more 
service than others and they stand 
out more beautiful in autumn than 
the rest. P>ut many leaves on these 
family trees fail in bringing forth a 
bountiful harvest. Their hopes are 
blasted. They are not as true to the 
purpose of their creation as the leaves 
of nature. Possibly herein lies the 
reason for autumn being called the 
saddest time of the year. If we think 
of misspent lives of blighted fruits, 
and of immature harvests, then 
autumn surely makes us sad. But on 
the other hand if we, like the leaves 
of nature, have lived that a larger 
and grander life may follow, then we 

too will b -' beautiful iust before 


"Old October's purt nigh gone, 
And the frosts is coming on 
Little heavier every day — 
Like our hearts is that away! 
Leaves is changin' overhead 
Back from green to gray and red, 
Brown and yellow with their stems 
Loosenin' on the oaks and e'ms; 
And the balance of the trees 
Gittin balder every breeze — 
Like the heads we'r scratchin' on ! 
Old October's purt nigh gone." 

On October 16, a crowd of merry 
boys and girls left the campus at 
about eight o'clock with baskets and 
expectant faces. They were going for 
chestnuts. But cruel fate! They had 
to come back before they reached 
the wood on account of the rain and 

The social committee, however, 
supplied a good substitute for the 
outing. All gathered in Music Hall on 
their return, and had a splendid "in- 
ning'". Lunch was served there, and 
the students spent the afternoon there 
instead of under the trees in the 
woods. The social proved to be a 
success and was enjoyed by all. 

( )n < )ctober 10, Dr. Yerreman from 
Smyrna, gave a lecture in the college 
chapel. He is one of the few Armen- 
ians who escaped the tragedies in 
Turkey. Very vividly he pictured the 
horrible scenes of past and present 
with which he has been very closely 
connected. It is difficult for a peaceful 
Christian people to appreciate these 






conditions, but Dr. Yerreman's re- 
quest of them is to pray. On the 11th 
he gave a talk in chapel on "The 
evils of Mohammedism. 

On October 8, Dr. Yerreman, upon 
quest, gave an address in the Key- 
stone Literary Society. He told a 
story the Hindus tell, on "The Origin 
of the Frog." 

The janitor, Mr. Dennis now lives 
in town but will continue his work 
here until spring. 

Harris George is the new janitor 
and lives in the rooms vacated by the 
Dennis family. 

Concentrated energy: It took the 
janitor an hour and a half to kill six- 
teen chickens; the kitchen girls eight 
hours to dress them but the students 
only half an hour to eat them. 

Professor Ober conducted revival 
meetings at Newville, for several 
weeks. The interest shown by the 
people from town and Newville 
showed that they were receiving 
much good. There were open air 
meetings and a special Mens' meeting 
all of which were well attended. 

Things heard about school : I'll 
give you D — for deporture. 

Pupil to teacher: Yes indeed, if you 
do not believe it ask somebody that 
kno — . 

Girls of Elizabethtown College pay 
attention ! Mr. Xeff has ordered two 
class rings. 

Mr. Hershey never goes away with- 
out kissing her ('Kissinger.) 


Sallie Miller hears the alarm "be- 
fore it goes off." 

In third year German, Mr. S — 
should have translated thus: "I re- 
lease you from this engagement," but 
he translated thus: I release you 
from this bondage. 

From the Literary Echo: — A usual 
evening occurrence ; Miss L — 
standing silently by the window 
looking at the moon. Of whom can 
she be thinking? A cricket near by 
helps to solve the mystery. It ans- 
wers: "I. J? T. J' I. J?" 

Professor Harley says he has been 
in ships, but never in a courtship. 
And yet he says they are all right so 
long as they do not spring a leak. 

Inez Byers from Mechanicsburg, 
has visited friends at the college re- 

Rev. !. W. Taylor from Neffsville, 
visited his daughter Ruth. 

Mr. King from Juniata College 
spent a few days here as the visitor 
of his mother. 

Carrie Dohner from Lancaster, 
visited her sister, Mary Dohner. 

Messrs. Frank and William Carper 
visited here lately. 

I'rofessor Ober in Geometry: "In 
Geometry every body is a liar unless 
he proves his statements." 

The lecture on October 29, was an 
inspiration t" all. The lecture was 
attended by many of the former stu- 
dents. These lectures are well worth 
while going a distance to hear and it 
is ;i pity not more of the former stu- 
dents and friends of the college treat 
themselves to this means of inspira- 

In beginning Latin: Mr. H — read 
"Marcus and Brutus were black 
In irses. 

On Ifallow'en the boarding stu 
dents met in tlie Reception room and 
in Music Hall where they were divid- 
ed into families. \ftrr this they pro- 
ceeded to tile dining room and rn 

joyed a special supper. I he Bi 
Lady Bugs, Grasshopers, Crickets 

ami all the other Families chirped 

merrily while eating. After supper 
each one read his fate which had 
been given them in neatly decorated 
and sealed envelopes. 

Rev. Jones from South Carolina 
made his annual trip to College Hill 
the other week. Rev. Jones is con- 
nected with a school for negroes and 
is trying to raise money so that the 
people of his race may be educated. 

Prof. J. G. Myer on October 19th, 
eave a fine talk on the subject of 
"Finding ourselves and keeping our 

Mr. Capentanios in Latin Class, 
while translating a sentence from 
Latin into English. Mr. C. — I see. 

Prof. L. — What do you see? 

Mr. C. — I do not see very much. 

Miss C. at the table. Well I am just 
falling in love with Prof. Harley. We 
arc wondering whether he knows any- 
thing about it. 

Miss B.— After Zoology Class. 
'Miss Carper what do you think? We 
are going to skin an oyster in the 
Zoology Class tomorrow." I don't sup- 
pose Miss B. ever saw any oysters 

Prof. Harley and Miss Myer have 
recently visited Miss Myers' mother. 
They both seem to have enjoyed the 
trip very much. 

The Schwenks, Strayers, Doutys, 
etc., recently held a reunion at Neffs- 

Homerian Notes 
Those who attended the private 
sessions of the Homerian society have 

■ tl 

this ■'■ 

d become more and 

udenl life and the 

An unusual fea- 

ture I etings 

the mil-call 

member with an original 

St tne of the 

worth publishing. 

The ladies seemed 


that night than the gentlemen. After 
the next session we hope to announce 
a very large number joining the Ho- 
merians. Every eligible student 
should enter the society. Since it 
stands for the highest ideals of the 
College the student conscious of this 
and of the fact that he must speak 
to College men and women would 
naturally put forth better produc- 

( )ur public program on October 22, 
was very entertaining and helpful. 
The lively debate on the present, 
pressing question, "Should America 
increase her Armaments" kept the 
audience wide awake. The question 
was debated affirmatively by Mr. 
Rose and negatively by Mr. Cape- 
tanios. The judges decided in favor of 
the affirmative. Among the other im- 
portant features of the evening was 
the excellent musical treat given to 
the audience by Miss Good, the thril- 
ling recitation by Miss Brenisholtz 
and the instructive and helpful talk 
by Professor Fries. 

Someone overheard Miss Myer ex- 
press her dislike for the term "Old 
Maids" saying that a better way of 
expressing this is "Unclaimed Bles- 
sings.*' Accordingly she was asked to 
Speak upon this subject at a private 
meeting of the Homerian Society. 
She bravely defended this statement 
and in so doing quoted the following 
from Walt Mason: 

All girls should marry when they 
can. There's naught more useful than 
a man. A husband has some faults, 
no doubt, and yet he's good to have 
about; and she who doesn't get a mate 
will wish she had one, soon or late. 
Thai girl is off her base. I fear, who 
plans to have a high career, who side- 
Steps VOWS and wedding rings to fol- 
low after abstract things. T know so 
many ancient maids who in profes- 
sions, arts or trades have tried to cut 
a manlike swath, and old age finds 
them in the broth. A loneliness, as 
of the tomb, enshrouds the spinsters 
in its gloom : the jim crow honors 

they have won they'd sell at seven 
cents a ton. There sun is sinking in 
the west, and they, unloved and un- 
caressed, must envy, as they bleakly 
roam, the girl with husband, hearth 
and home. Get married, then Jemima 
dear; don't fiddle with a cheap career. 
Select a man who's true and good, 
whose head is not composed of wood, 
a man who's sound in wind and limb. 
then round him up and marry him. 
Oh, rush him to the altar rail, nor 
heed his protest or his wail. "This is," 
you'll say, when he's been won, "the 
best day's work I've ever done." 

K. L. S. Notes 

This term's Society has been a 
"grand success" for the students have 
all responded to their parts very well. 
The number on the roll is still in- 

On October 8, the program, as 
Keystone programs usually are, was 
very interesting. The meeting was 
opened with singing of "Juniata" by 
the society, Christian Bucher's decla- 
mation contrasting the rich and the 
poor was well delivered. Walter Lan- 
dis read a short paper on "Who is 
Colonel Goethals." The piano solo of 
.Miss Good was "good" but of course 
it could not be otherwise. Mr. Mar- 
key the first speaker of the impromp- 
tu debate chose the question. Re- 
solved that home study is more profit- 
able to the student than study at 
school. We realize that it is not the 
" easiest thing in the world" for new 
students to debate impromptu, but 
the new and the old students did re- 
markably well. The affirmative speak- 
ers were David Markey and Walter 
Strayer. The negative speakers were 
Lester Meyer and Jay Replogle. The 
judges decided in favor of the affirma- 
tive. "Whispering Rill" a very pa- 
thetic recitation was well delivered 
by Eva Arbegast. "The Bee's Court- 
ship" was sung by Bertha Perry in 
her pleasing manner. Dr. Yerreman 


from Smyrna gave an interesting talk 
on "The Hindu's Theory on the 
Origin of the Frog." 

On October 15, the society met in 
public Literary session. The follow- 
ing program was given : Vocal Duet, 
Rertha Perry and Ruth Landis ; Reci- 
tation, "The Reaper and the Flowers" 
Sallie Miller; Instrumental Duet, Ber- 
tha Perry and Ruth Bucher; Oration, 
"The Third School," J. Elmer Royer ; 
Select Reading, "A Hasty Word," 
Alfred Eckroth ; Music by the Male 
Quartet ; Literary Echo. Editor. Iva 

October 22, the Keystone Literary 
Society met in a private meeting in 
which the following officers were 
elected: President. Oram Leiter; 
Vice President, Jay Replogle ; Secre- 
tary. Sara Beahm ; Editor. Eva Arbe- 
gast ; Critic. Miss Brenisholtz. 

We hope this term will be as suc- 
cessful as the preceding one. 


How often one is made fresh, active 
and full of energy, by taking an 
hour's exercise either in-doors or out- 
doors. Did you ever feel at the close 
of a day's mental activities, as if you 
would like to lie across your bed a 
few minutes? What was the result? 
You felt so drowsy, so tired and so 
lazy that • ou didn't feel like moving 
a muscle in your entire body. Would 
it not have been better for you if you 
had taken a brisk walk, or a short 
run? It is always better. It will relieve 
the overworked brain, it will soothe 
and counterbalance the drudgery of 
our many labors, and it will bring 
into exercise those parts of our mus- 
cular frame and intellect which our 
class room duties have left unoc- 

Walking and running are consider- 
ed two of the best ways of physical 
development. Running is a rapid kind 
of walk, the leap being from each 
foot alternately, and the motion being 

promoted by throwing forward the 
weight of the person. There exists 
during the entire time of running, a 
strong and permanent contraction of 
the muscles of the shoulder and arm. 
Every cavity of the lungs is filled 
with the pure fresh air, which other- 
wise would perhaps never be filled. 
The muscles of the limbs are harden- 
ed and developed, and the entire 
body goes through a physical change. 

There have been two coaches ap- 
pointed for training the students for 
an Athletic Contest, which will be 
held in a few weeks. Scott Smith will 
have charge of the Day Student com- 
petitors and Christian Wenger will 
have charge of the Boarding Student 

There is great interest aroused, for 
this is the first Athletic Contest that 
was ever held here. There is no doubt 
as to its success, as every one is tak- 
ing an active part in it, who is inter- 
ested in any athletics. Each evening 
the coaches have their men out on the 
track ; each evening they are better 
pleased with the scores and time they 
make. Following are the events: 100 
yard dash, % mile run. one mile relay 
race. Obstacle race. High jump. Stand- 
ing broad jump. Running broad 
jump, Hammer throwing. Shot put. 
Pole vaulting. 

The Seniors and Juniors played 
two games of base ball. The first 
game was called on account of dark- 
ness, the score being 6-6 at the end 
of the seventh inning. In the second 
game the Seniors won. by the follow- 
ing score: 

Seniors r h o a e 

Engle, 3b 1 1 2 1 

Gish, E. 2b 1 2 

Geyer, c 2 2 5 

Strayer, cf 1 1 1 

Holsinger, lb 1 1 3 

Kreidcr, If 1 1 

Wenger. ss 1 2 

Zug, p 2 

Ulrich, rf 1 

Total 7 7 14 2 3 


Juniors r h o a e Gertrude Hess, our new voice teacher. 

H Hershey 3b 1 1 1 lias charge of this work. 

Rose c 006 00 There are a great many quartets 

Eltroth cf '■'■ this year. We have the "College Hill 

Smith 2b 2 1 Male Quartet." This quartet is very 

Booze'r "lb 1 5 popular. It has been at Harrisburg 

Wickle' p ....... .....0 1 1 and several other places singing. We 

Ebersole rf 1 1 are very proud of this quartet. Then 

Replogle' If 1 we have the "Ladies Quartet" and 

Musselman, ss 2 1 the "Senior's Mixed Quartet." There 

have been no Glee Clubs formed as 

Total 3 2 15 5 1 yet. Before the close of the year we 

expect great things. 
Score by Innings 

Seniors 1 2 4 Art 

Juniors ° * 1 ° The Art Department has increased 

A few games of basket ball have in number but as to the beauty of 

been played. But because of the warm their display on walls we let others 

weather, and some of the players decide. A great improvement was 

being out of practice, the games were made, when a large cupboard was 

not interesting. But next month we built for Art Student's materials and 

guarantee 'a "few interesting scores, for the display of Painted China. 

The Basket Ball association met and As to our work, natural studies, 

elected the following officers: Presi- such as flowers, fruit and corn mark 

dent. H. K. Geyer; Secretary, Miss the main feature of this falls work. 

Ruth Landis ; Treasurer, Oram Lei- One afternoon was devoted to out- 

ter; Coaches, Miss Naomi Longen- door sketching and painting. While 

ecker and Mr. Scott Smith. some of the students were engaged in 

At the same meeting plans were painting from nature, others were 

made for a successful basket ball sea- amused by sketching Miss Stauffer 

son. All the necessary equipment has in a busy mood, sitting on a stone in 

been installed and every thing indi- the middle of the road. A Great in- 

cates a successful season. terest is also being manifested in 

China Painting. 


The Music Department is making a 
great change this year. For the past 
few years there have been no gradu- 
ates in music, but this year seems to 
lie a turning point for the music de- 
partment. We have five seniors in 
music this year; three in "Music 
Teacher's Course," namely, Miss Ro- 
ITeymeyer, Miss Bertha Perry 
and Mr. Paul Engle and two in the 
"Piano Course," namely. Misses Ruth 
Cm-licr and Anna Miles. 

The Chorus Class has been working 
mi a Christmas Cantata entitled, 
-Tlic Message of the Star." Miss 


The sewing department started the 
sixth year of work on Sept. 6, with 
seven lady students to follow the art 
of sewing. 

The work that has been accomplish- 
ed thus far includes a variety of 
stitches and seams, also drafting pat- 
terns, cutting, fitting and sewing 
aprons, underwear. fitted linings, 
shirtwaists, etc. 

We are glad to say that a class of 
married ladies from town have taken 
a short course in sewing during the 
summer months and completed same 
on Oct. 26th. 

The class met once a week for in- 



Resolutions of Sympathy 

Whereas, it has pleased Divine 
Providence to remove from this life, 
the father of our fellow-student, 
Clarence Keifer, 

Be it resolved, That we, the Faculty 
and student-body of Elizabethtown 
College, bowing in humble submis- 
sion to the Divine Will, do hereby 
extend our heartfelt sympathy and 
encouragement to the family in their 
sad bereavement, 

And further be it resolved, that a 
copy of these resolutions be sent to 
the bereaved family, and that a copy 
be published in Our College Times 
and in the Middletown Press. 

Sadie Carper, 

J. H. Fries, 

Jacob H. Gingrich. 

Whereas, it has pleased God, in 
His infinite wisdom to remove from 
her earthly duties to her heavenly 
home, Anna, the sister of our fellow- 
student, Miss Katherine Moyer, Be it 

First, That we commend the be- 
reaved family to our Heavenly 
Father, who alone can comfort the 
broken-hearted and doeth all things 
well ; 

Second, That we, the Faculty and 
students of Elizabethtown College, 
extend to the sorrowing family our 
sincere sympathy ; 

Third, That a copy of there resolu- 
tions be sent to the family and that 
they be published in our College 
Times, and the Lansdale Papers. 

Laura Landis, 
G. E. Weaver, 
Ruth Bucher. 

Mr. Lewis Rose, 10. who is teach- 
ing near his home in Columbia Co., 
has given us a pleasant surprise. It 
is in the form of a desk for the 
Librarian. This desk adds to the ap- 
pearance of the Library and we ap- 
preciate the donation. 

Miss Floy Crouthamel, '10, has en- 
rolled as a student at Juniata College. 

Miss Katharine T. Moyer, '10, re- 
turned to Oberlin College, Ohio, 
where she is pursuing her Junior 
Year's work in the College Course. 

We have been informed that Mr. 
Condry Long, '12, was married to 
Miss Rosa Gochenour on Sept. 30. 
They are living in Mechanicsburg. 

On October "6. Mr. and Mrs. Glas- 
mire, graduates in ('07) and ('10), 
with baby Martin Alexander visited 
College Hill. We were indeed glad to 
see them. 

Other visitors, whom we warmly 
welcome, were Misses Mary Hershey, 
"15. and Rhoda Miller, '15, and Mr. 
Albert Reber. '13, who is now attend- 
ing Juniata College. 

Miss Gertrude Keller, '12, sister of 
Mrs. Laban Leiter, is employed by 
the Pullman Automobile Works at 
) ork. Pa. 

Mr. E. Merton Crouthamel, '11, is 
teaching in the borough school close 
to his home in Souderton. 

Mr. Henry Brandt, '14, is now lo- 
cated at Richmond. Va., where he is 
employed as clerk in Y. M. C. A. 

We were pleased to have present 
recently in the Keystone Literary So- 
cietv. Mr. John Miller, '05, of Lititz, 

Miss Edna Brubaker, '14, entered 
Juniata College this fall. 

Mr. C. L. Martin, '13, has returned 
to Franklin & Marshall College, 
where he entered the senior class. 

The funeral services of Orville 
P.ecker. '12, which took place on Oct. 
6, were attended by quite a number 
of teachers and students. Mr. Becker, 
who is the second member of our 
alumni to have passed away, is great- 
1v missed bv hi? friends. 

E Dfe^teFQPTT-q e.s 


You have come, Exchanges, and 
welcome. We are very much pleased 
with you, some of you with belated 
commencement notes, quite a few 
with Freshman notes (You are rather 
hard on the Freshmen. Poor Fresh- 
men!), some more newsy than liter- 
ary, some more literary than newsy, 
all more or less prospective of the 
year. There is an interesting variety 
in your sizes, shapes, colors, print, 
cuts, paper and arrangement. We 
shall make no further comment this 
month, but leave you now, with just 
this word of greeting, you : Juniata 
Echo, Huntington, Pa.: The Palmer- 
ian, Lordsburg, Cal. ; The Philo- 
mathean Monthly, Bridgewater. Va. ; 
College Rays, New Windsor, Md. ; 
Oak Leaves, North Manchester, Ind. ; 
The McColpa, McPherson, Kans. : 
M. H. Aerolith. Plymouth, Wis. ; 
Goshen College Record, Goshen, Ind.; 
Illinois Wesleyan Argus. Blooming- 

ton, [11.; The Bulletin, Steubenville, 
O. ; The Friendship Banner. Rock 
Hill, S. C. ; The Signal, Trenton, N. 
j. ; Delaware College Review, New- 
ark. Del. ; Washington Collegian, 
Chestertown, Md. ; The Collegian, 
Grove City, Pa. ; The Ursinus Week- 
ly, Collegeville, Pa. ; The Gettysburg- 
ian. Gettysburg, Pa.; The Mirror, 
Bethlehem, Pa.; The Albright Bulle- 
tin, Myerstown, Pa.; The Carlisle Ar- 
row, Carlisle, Pa. ; The Dickinsonian, 
Carlisle, Pa. ; The Susquehanna, 
Selinsgrove, Pa.; The Lafayette. Eas- 
ton, Pa: Evangelical Visitor, Gran- 
tham, Pa.; Spunk. Mont Alto, Pa.; 
The Red and White, Mount Carmel, 
Pa.; Onas, Philadelphia, Pa.; The 
< )rgus, Harrisburg, Pa. ; High School 
News, Lancaster. Pa.: Linden Hall 
Echo, Lititz, Pa.; Tech Monthly. 
Scranton, Pa.; The Perkiomenite, 
I'ennsburg. Pa.: The Narrator, Read- 
ing. Pa. and Spice. Norristown, Pa. 

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Christmas Carol 

I'he earth has grown old with its 

burden of care 
But at Christmas it always is young; 
The heart of the jewel burns lustrous 

and fair, 
And its soul full of music breaks forth 

on the air 
When the sung of the angels is sung. 

1 1 is coming. Old Earth, it is coining 
to-night ; 

( )n the snowflakes which cover thy 

The feet of the Christ-Child falls gen- 
tle and white 

And the voice of the Christ-Child 
tells out with delight 

That mankind are the children of 

On the sad and the lonely, the 

w retched and poor. 
That voice of the Christ-Child shall 

And to every blind wanderer opens 

the door 
Of a hope he dared not to dream of 

With a sunshine of welcome for all. 


The feet of the humblest may walk 
in the field 

Where the feet of the Holiest have 

Ibis, this is the marvel to mortals 

When the silvery trumpets of Christ- 
mas have pealed,— 

That mankind are the children of 

— Phillips Brooks. 

Home Influence on Character 
Ada Douty 

Home influence on character will 
give an average of good or bad. Let 
us take a home with bad influence 
and see what will be the result in 
character. The parents are not quali- 
fied for the work of training. They 
are too worried to think of the child's 
woeful taie; too busy to rest a few 
minute-- and hold the child or tell him 
a beautiful story; too tired to ap- 
preciate the child's efforts in making 
a toy ; too ignorant or too something 
to understand the child and thereby 
exert the best influence. The con- 
versation in such a home is foul, de- 
grading, and the greater part gossip. 
The children willfully disobey and 
even "talk back" to their parents and 
superiors. Parents rule by fear rather 
than by love. They appeal to wrong 
motives and bribe the child to do 
work. For the same action a piece 
of cake may be given one day, and a 
slap the next. What will be the re 
suiting character from such homes? 

• Me of the most important things 
is the training of the child to submis- 
mion and obedience to proper 
authority. Without this, any system 
ruction is defective, and noth- 
ing can make up for it. There must 
be discipline and obedience, for if 
tin child is allowed to hold in con- 
tempt the law of the parent and 
the household, he may reasonably be 
expected to hold in the same con- 
ten pi the laws of the schoolroom, of 
society, of the state and of his Crea- 
tor. If parents indulge, naturally, the 
children will follow. By proper disci- 
plii e is not meant a brutal exercise 
of physical power over the child, for 
this would develop anger and stub- 
bornness but the exercise of reason- 
able methods. It is not good policy 
to break down the child's self-will by 
main force for it only tends to make 
it stronger. But it is far better to de- 
lay the dispute, and get his thoughts 
off the trouble and in most cases he 
will give in cheerfully. The little 
triumphs and successes of the young 
mind should never be indifferently 


passed over without a token of just 
and fitting praise from the parent's 
lips. The child imoroves if its work 
is approved but, if disappointed of its 
justly earned tribute, the child will be 
disheartened. Praise, when merited 
should never be withheld for it is 
the only reward for which children 
look and is a bitter and unjust cruelty 
to deprive them of it. 

The spirit of the home should be 
kindness, the pure, natural, unaffected 
kindness of the heart. It is the duty 
and privilege of the parents, not only 
by their own blameless life and 
example, and by every means in their 
power to build up a good character in 
their children, but also to direct their 
intellectual life This will make it 
easier for teachers. Commonly, a 
child's character and future are main- 
ly shaped, or directed for all time, 
before he has passed seven vears of 

I'arental influence is one of the 
most important elements in the form- 
ation of the child's character. The 
spirit which parents display toward 
one another, toward their servants, or 
toward those with whom they are 
least on their guard, is a far more im- 
pressive pattern to the child than the 
model spirit described by the parent 
on a Sunday afternoon or a bed-time 
religious talk with the child. Habits 
of thought, standards of conduct, 
rules of taste, purposes <»t life, are 
given or promoted in the work of 
child shaping at home, by example 
rather than by precept and uncon- 
sciously so. 

The first school of the child is in 

the home, and the child has the right 
to the personal supervision of the 
parents as its first teachers. How last- 
ing and good such an influence may 
be ! The last thing forgotten is the 
prayer or hymn taught by a mother's 
lips >r uttered hi a father's Icnei 

One author gives the grand idea of 
home as a quiet secluded spot, where 
loving iiearts dwell, set apart and 
dedicated to improvement, intellect- 
ual and moral. It is not a formal 
school of staid solemnity and rigid 
discipline, where virtue is made a 
task and progress, a sharp necessity, 
but a tree and easy exercise of all 
our spiritual limbs, in which obedi- 
ence is a pleasure, discipline a joy, 
improvement a self-wrought delight. 
All the duties and labors of home, 
when rightly understood, are so many 
means of improvement. Even the 
trails of home are so many rounds in 
the ladder of spiritual progress, if 
we but make them so. It is the senti- 
ments children hear at home, the 
maxims which rule your daily con- 
duct, the likings and dislikings which 
you express, the whole regulations of 
the household, in dress, and food, and 
furniture, the recreations you take, 
the company you keep, the books you 
read, the whole complexion of daily 
life, this creates the element in which 
children are either growing in grace, 
and preparing for an eternity of 
•_ r lorv. or they are learning to live 
without God. and to die without 

\ good character is a precious 
thing, above rubies, gold, crowns, or 
kingdoms, and the work of making it 
is the noblest labor on earth. 



The Function of Christian Education 

Address by Dr. C. C. Ellis, reproduced 

Grace L. Hess 

What are the needs of Christian 
Education? It is needed wherever we 
go and whatever we do. In the home 
in the church and in the colleges and 
universities it is needed. But not with- 
standing the many needs for it, it is 
being neglected from day to day. In 
some public schools the Bible is not 
read once a day. We are fortunate 
that we live in Pennsylvania, where 
the Bible must be read in school and 
colleges. But we should read it more 
than once a day, although many of 
us do not. In this great period of our 
lives, we have so many things to 
think about that as a result we throw 
the Book of God aside. However we 
should not do this no matter what 
ideals we have in mind. God is great- 
er than any thing earthly and there- 
fore should be served first. 

In order to serve him in the right 
manner after we grow older, we 
should begin at home. This can be 
done by the family altar and family 
worship, which should not be but 
gradually is dying away. 

We should not allow this to die 
out in the home because of the great 
need of it in the church. The church 
needs it in proclaiming the Gospel 
and in the great work of bringing 
souls to Christ. There is no end to the 
great needs of Christian Education. 

The chief need or function of it is 
to develop and dedicate life. This can 
be done in any college in United 
States if sufficient time is spent on 
religious work. There should not be 
one college or university which al- 

lows its students to go through their 
entire school life without becoming a 
Christian. They should make the 
joys of a Christian so clear to them 
that they will want to dedicate their 
lives to God. Finally, after they see 
ihe real beauty in being a Christian, 
they will probably want to go out 
and win other souls for Christ. But 
in order to do this a good, pure, 
Christian Education is necessary. 

This together with many other 
things can be learned without the aid 
of text books. Nature teaches us 
many things but we must have a 
certain amount of education before 
we can understand all that she re- 
veals to us. The eyes of one who is 
being educated will see all there is 
in this world for him to see. More- 
over he will see the glory in Heavenly 

If we want to attain the power to 
sec these Heavenly things we must 
give our Bible a very high place. 
Pres. Wilson has said, "The Book of 
God is the Revelation of Man." If 
we do not study it while we are go- 
ing to school, when will we ever 
study it? We have more time for it 
now than after we leave school and 
go into business for ourselves. This 
is some thing that must be done. Of 
course a man may refuse it but some 
day he will have to answer for it. 
The church however, cannot refuse 
it. It is given by the Eternal God 
and our curriculum should be filled 
with it. Some people study the Bible 
more than their other books, while 
some do not study it as much. We 
may know all about the rocks, winds, 
and stars but what will it amount to 
if we are ignorant of God' Tt would 



be better if some people would not 
know so much about the winds, etc., 
and know more about the Gospel. 

This Christian Education will also 
give us a sympathetic attitude. It 
gives us a desire to help those, who 
are below us. Moreover, it gives us a 
desire to do little deeds of kindness. 
We should try to do at least one good 
thing every day for Jesus. It is cer- 
tain that if we have a good Christian 
Education we can find more than one 
good thing to do in a day. 

Now the final means of fulfilling 
Christian Education is the Christian 
teacher. The teacher should have a 
great knowledge of spiritual things. 
His personality should tower very 
high. This, however, will inspire the 
student and he will strive to attain 
the same place. 

Robert Burns 
Clarence Musselman 

Robert Burns one of the greatest 
of Scottish poets was born in a clay- 
built cottage about a mile and a half 
south of Ayr. lie wrote and did 
some things unworthy of a great 
poet ; but when Scotland thinks of 
him. she quotes the lines which he 
wrote for Tarn Samson's Elegy : 
"Heaven rest his soul, whare'er he be ! 
Is th" wish o' monymae than me: 
He had two faults, or maybe three. 

Yet what remead? 
Ae social, honest man want we," 

We can understand Burns much 
better and enjoy his ritings more' ff 
we know his object in writing poetry 
and the point of view from which he 

regarded life. His heart had been 
touched with the loves and sorrows 
which made him very sympathetic 
and tender toward his fellow men. 
Mis ambition was to sing so naturally 
as to touch the hearts of others. He 
used much of the Scottish diolect 
even in his best poetry. At one time 
the literary men of Edinburgh tried 
to induce him to write pure English; 
but he said the words which he first 
heard from his mother's lips impress- 
ed him more and made him feel more 
of natures fire as he expressed them. 
He ended his writings by touching 
the heart of Scotland by making her 
feel proud of this dialect and of him. 
All through his life he fought against 
poetry. In the earlier part of his 
life he worked on a farm but was 
dissatisfied with it. At the age of 
twenty-seven he wanted to go to 
Jamaica to secure a position to better 
his condition in life. But in order to 
!o this he had to do some work to 
secure passage. While he was follow- 
ing the plow or resting after his day's 
work he thought out poems to sell 
for the necessary money. It was this 
need that started him to write poetry. 
These poems were praised so much 
by the best of people in Edinburgh 
that they asked for a second edition. 
From then on Burns became one of 
the best of poets. He can claim kin- 
ship with the Elizibethan age on ac- 
count of his love songs. At one time 
when about sixteen years of age he 
had as a partner in the harvesting 
field a girl by the name of Miss \ T el- 
lie Kilpatrick known as "handsome 
.Veil." It was at this time that he fell 
in love for the first time. This was 
the beginning of his song making. 



From this incident he wrote many 
songs. x\t one time Burns wanted to 
marry Jean Armour a country lass 
whom he met at a penny-wedding. 
He even went so far as to write out 
the marriage, because at that time a 
license and a ceremony were not re- 
quired to legalize a marriage. But 
her father made her destroy the paper 
and to have nothing more to do with 
Burns. It was under this gloom and 
bitter trouble that he wrote his "La- 
ment occasioned by the Unfortunate 
Issue of a Friend's Armour." This 
made him again enter into terms with 
Dr. John Hamilton with the view of 
going out to Jamiaca as book-keeper 
on a plantation there. We do not find 
any criticism of any other author 
about Burns to any extent. His works 
are of the Elizabethan type, that is 
they reflect back to the Elizabethan 
period. No other poet except Shakes- 
peare has ever written more nobly 
impassioned love songs. 

Another piece of poetry that has 
ntade Burns famous is Highland 

Mary. While he had been thinking 
about going to Jamiaca he met Mary 
Campbell, who had been in the ser- 
vice of his friend and landlord, Gavin 
Hamilton. She was somewhat simi- 
lar to Burns in sympathy and she did 
sympathize with him so much that 
Burns considering himself free of- 
fered to make her his wife, and she 
agreed to go with him. From this 
interview Burns wrote "Highland 
Mary," which is one of the best of 
his poems. "To Mary in Heaven" is 
another poem written after her death. 
This is a beautiful poem dealing with 
eternal things. Among some of the 
other poems are "To a Mouse," 
"Green Grow the Rashes," "Man 
was made to Mourn," "To a Moun- 
tain Daisy," "Tarn O Shanter" and 
The Cotter's Saturday Night," also a 
beautiful song entitled, "Flow Gently 
Sweet Afton," which is sung by the 
majority of our schools in America. 
After all Robert Burns was a whole 
hearted poet and is worthy of some 
praise for his career as a poet, and 
for his strong sympathetic nature. 


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Our College Times extends a hearty 
Christmas greeting to all readers and 
and friends. Thanksgiving Day is 
past and gone and we are now look- 
ing forward to the next holiday with 
eager eyes and happy hearts. Merry 
Christmas to all. 

Holiday vacation begins Thursday, 
December 23rd. 

The More Family 
Eat less ; breathe more 
Talk less ; think more 

Ride less ; walk more 
Clothe less ; bathe more 
Worry less ; work more 
Waste less ; give more 
Preach less ; practice more 

The Prince of Peace 

We are preparing to celebrate the 
one thousand nine hundred and fif- 
teenth anniversary of the birth of the 
Prince of Peace. Could we look into 
the herats of men, women and chil- 
dren as the Christmas Spirit dawns 



upon them we would find a vast 
number of differences in the way this 
Spirit is felt by them. To some, we 
are sad to know, it means no more 
than looking forward to a day of 
feasting and revelling. Others think 
only of the presents they shall give 
and receive and of the good time they 
expect to have. Some families have 
a reunion and the day becomes a 
family affair more than anything else. 
If we look into a home of the rich, 
our eyes fall upon a bountiful ex- 
hibition of beauties and comforts 
which only money can buy. On the 
other hand, as we peep into a home 
of the poor we feel the presence of 
want, suffering, and aching hearts, 
longing for the things they can not 
have. But if we find the heart of a 
true follower of the Prince of Peace, 
(he Christmas Spirit will mean much 
more to him than to any of the 
others. He receives the greatest gift 
that was ever given anyone. As 
much as is possible for his small 
capacity, he appreciates the value of 
that costly gift. I lis heart swells 
with praise, the true Christmas Spirit 
enters into his life and he passes it 
on to those about him. 

Let us look at the results of these 
different Christmas Spirits. We might 
speak of them as wrong and right 
Christmas Spirits. Those who look- 
forward to Christmas with the wrong 
spirits in their hearts cannot receive 
the full joy which should be theirs at 
this time. They will pass the day 
and be worse off for having done SO, 
Bui then those who enter into the 
true spirit of the occasion will be 
filled with good will, joy and peace. 

They have rightly observed the day 
and a rich reward is theirs. 

God gave the greatest and most 
costly Christmas present that was 
ever given. This gift, the Christ child, 
was given to take away the Adamic 
sin. God gave this gift to us out of 
love. Not because he expected us to 
give one as valuable back to him. 
This we could never do, for we are 
too poor. The only thing we can give 
back to Him is our own life through 
His gift, Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Would that the true Christmas 
Spirit could be universal upon the ap- 
proaching Yuletide. But this cannot 
I here are many many souls in 
the heathen countries who have not 
-it received this precious Christmas 
rhey car not have the joy and 
vhich comes through the 
spirit of the day. Then many of the 
so railed Christian nations are show- 
ing that the Christmas Star, is not 
guiding them to the Prince of Peace. 
On that notable night the angels 
sang, "Glory to God in the highest, 
Peace on earth and Good will toward 
men." If all the world would have 
received this Gift of all Gifts, there 
would be "peace on earth" and the 
present wars would be unknown. 
Chrisl gave his life that others might 
have life. He died for a divine princi- 
ple Those engaged in war say that 
they are dying for principle. They 
are giving their life in taking the life 
of many in order that certain man 
made principles or right may be 
maintained \ T ow compare the two 
principles here given. What a wretch- 
ed parallel they present. The second 
is not a copy of the pattern given in 
the first, and never tan he. for a copy 



of Christ's principle would lead to 
peace, universal peace, and never to 
war. How we long for peace to reign 
supreme and for a true universal 
Christmas Spirit to exist. If every 
heart in the universe would receive 
this priceless Jewel as a gift this 
Christmas, our world would be trans- 

Even our own fair nation has not 
received Gods Gift in full. At this 
very time when the spirit of Yuletide 
is creeping into our country, the peo- 
ple are thinking of raising money to 
equip and prepare for war. They do 
not say it in exactly those words. It 
is to protect our nation against war. 
But the nations who are now engaged 
in this most cruel war were very 
strongly protected and fortified, and 
seemingly it rather led them into con- 
flict than protected them against it. 
If our nation as a whole would accept 
this Gift, the Prince of Peace, and if 
the people would call upon God to 
protect us as he did the Kingdom of 
Israel many years ago, we would be 
fortified with a wall, so strong that 
no nation, not even all other nations 
together could batter it down. 

When our nation and all other na- 
tions do this, then we believe there 
will truly be "Peace on Earth." 

Announcement of Bible Institute 

The sixteenth Annual Bible Insti- 
tute of Elizabethtown College opens 
on January 12, 1916, and will con- 
tinue for ten days. The Bible Term, 
as it was formerly called, will here- 

after be called Bible Institute as the 
latter name has been generally adopt- 
ed by the Brethren Colleges. 


The management is glad to an- 
nounce that Eld. Wm. M. Howe of 
Meyersdale, Pa., will again be with 
us He will teach and preach. He 
will be assisted by H. K. Ober and 
R. W. Schlosser of the faculty. Other 
members of the faculty will also teach 
occasionally. Kathryn Ziegler, a gradu- 
ate of our school who sp«nt seven 
years in India as a missionary, will 
also attend and give instruction and 
inspiration along missionary lines. 

The evening services will begin at 
7:15. A song service led by Gertrude 
Hess will precede the evangelistic 
sermon. Elder Howe will pr°ach each 
evening in the College Chapel begin- 
ning at 7:30. 

A charge of five dollars ($5.00) is 
made to cover boarding and lodging 
at the iollege buildings for the 
period of ten days. The expenses per 
day for less than the whole time is 
eighty-five cents. Single meal tickets 
at the college dining room cost 
twenty-five cents. Lodging per single 
night, 15 cents. No charge is made 
for tuition in Bible study but a 
voluntary coutribution to meet the 
expenses of the evangelist is request- 
ed of all who attend. 

Persons desiring accommodations 
of lodging should apply early. Very 



likely the college dormitories will be students and teachers will welcome 

filled with regular students but we you on College Hill. 

will secure lodging places for all 

desiring it in town or vicinity. Those 

lodging in town can take dinner and 

supper in the College dining room. How t0 Treat the A g ed 

Keefer's hack will take persons from Bernice R. Witmer 

depot to college. .,., , , , . , 

1 he aged should be treated with 

„ .. „ the greatest deference and respect. 

Daily Program 6 , , . 

Ihey should not be made to feel that 

Morning their days of usefulness are over, but 

8-9 Study or Library work. th d r every effort to be of service 

9:00 Chapel Services. should be much appreciated. Their 

9:20 S. S. Pedagogy H. K. Ober slightest wish should be granted and 

10:00 Book of Job Wm. M. Howe they should always be treated with 

10:40 Book of Hebrews llu ' grates! consideration. 

R. W. Schlosser There arc many little deeds of 

Afternoon kindness to be done which tend to 

1:40 Book of Revelation brighten the life of the aged. The 

Wm. M. Howe young should endeavor to save them 

2:20 Church Ordinances from any exertion when possible for 

R. W. Schlosser it must be remembered that with 

3:00 Miscellaneous Topics their feeble step and stiffened joints 

Speakers Vary it is not so easy to walk as it was 

years ago. 

" ■ Some people advanced in years en- 
On Saturday. January 15, an Edu- JOV havinR someone read To thein for 
cational Program will be given, and , uth tlu . ir (limmcd si ^ rlu lhcv find it 
on Sunday 16, a Temperance pro- hard to read and at the same 'time en- 
gram. These special programs are )C1V what they ;m , rt , a(lin ^ 

always full of inspiration. The pro- 

, I he aged should always be assist- 

grams tor these two occassions are . 

. t ,, ■ .. ■ u . -c e< J m go^ttg "P and and down steps. 

not fullv arranged at this time, but if , 

, . .. .. i" and "lit "i carnages or cars, or 

von are interested, send to the Presi- ■ , • 

, ,., , . , ■ ,, , - ,i n n anywhere thai it requires an effort. 

dent. Dr. I). ( . Keber lor the ( ollege 

,, ,, .. t,, ■ . . by someone v-unirer and stronger 

Bulletin. I here is a special number ,',."' s 

, . , . . than themselves 

ot tins paper which contains these 

programs, also an outline of Elder 
I I' iwe's work. 

Every minister, Sunday school 
teacher and church member who can 
do so should take advantage of this 
Bible treat and Spiritual uplift. The 

rhey should be spoken to in the 
kindliest and most respectful manner 
never in a rude or harsh tone. 

The feelings of the aged are geni- 
tive, and are often trampled upon bv 
the voting and ihougMesS. 

First Holiday, November 25. Hur- 
rah ! 

A cotnmon expression, "Are you 
ready for your examinations?" 

Bang! A dead rabbit. 

Sniff! Sniff! A savory odor. 

Yum! Yum! A fried rabbit for din- 
ner ! 

The rain spoiled the track meet. 

The college chapel has been im- 
proved by hanging a heavy green 
curtain at the arch. 

November 24, is the date of the 
first senior social. 1916 Rah! Rah! 

Miss Minnie Stauffer was a visitor 
on College Hill for several days. 

Mrs Mover from Vernfield, visited 
her daughter Sara. 

\ number of the students and 
teachers attended the ministerial 
meeting. It is said the school was 
well represented in the activities of 
the meeting. This is one place and 
there are many others where the E. 
C. students put into practice what 
they receive here 

The term is about ended. Only a 
few of the students expect to leave, 
but there are a number of new ones 
expected next term. 

Perhaps the thing which has been 
attained thus far which will go 
further in life is the truth gleaned and 
applied as a result of the numerous 
chapel talks given by the teachers. It 
may seem to fall on hearts not recep- 
tive some times, but what good has 
been done will only be revealed when 
the good and evil will be weighed in 
the balances. 

Professor Meyer has been given 
charge of the work at Newville. We 
wish him success in his work. 

A number of the students and 
teachers attended the county institute 
at Lancaser. 

Professor — "Augustus got rid of all 
the externals." 

Student— "So he could keep his in- 

Who can say? 

If a certain number of boys have a 
certain number of quarts of home- 
made ice cream, and each eats a quart, 
how many boys can go to classes 
next day '' 

Our College Lecture Course is 
worth while. Come and find out. 

Two students were walking up 
Main street. Said one to the other: 



"That remodeled house is one of his- 
torical interest. It is said that George 
Washington stopped there while it 
was an inn." The other: Well! that 
was in 1492! 

Revival services which are now in 
progress at Rheems and conducted 
by Rev. Rufus Bucher are attended 
occassionally by some of the stu- 

( )n a Sunday night in the reception 
room. The door was not a door, it 
was a jar. After a while the door 
was no longer a jar, but a door, just 
an ordinary door. Some boys saw 
that the door was only a door and 
tied some ropes to it. And so there 
were two prisoners ; because the door 
was no longer a jar. Motto : The 
reception room door should always 
he ajar. 

The senior girls were victors in 
the first Senior and Junior game of 
basket ball. 

( >n Nov. 10 Edward Baxter Perry, 
the blind musician gave a piano-lec- 
ture recital in the market-house hall 
in town. The hall was pretty well 
rilled, but there was room for more. 
This is the fifth time Mr. Perry has 
come into our midst and he is always 
received with a hearty welcome. The 
selections he gave were compositions 
by Schumann, Chopin, Liszt and one 
of his own. He preceded each num- 
ber with a description, using langu- 
age so elegant and well chosen that 
it was almost as pleasing to hear him 
speak as to hear him express himself 
through the music. Our College Lec- 
ture Course is a good one. Come and 
find out. This was the second number 
on the course. The next lecture will 

be an illustrated one. The Potter and 
the Clay — by Smith Damron in the 
College Chapel on Jan. 4, 1916. 

In penmanship class — Miss Grace 
H. to other student, "I wonder why 
I 'rof. Fries writes my name on my 
paper so often? Does he write your 
name on yours?" Student, "why no, 
I don't kno— Oh! I know, it is be- 
cause your name is Hess." 

The art department is booming. 
There will be an exhib.t Defore 
Christmas. Any one interested v 11 
find it worth their while to see what 
is being done here. 

Prof. Ober delivered an oration en- 
titled "Appreciation" at the an- 
niversary of the Normal literary So 
ciety Millersville Normal School of 
which he is an honorary member. He 
also addressed the Lancaster County 
Sunday School Association lately held 
at Marietta. 

On Saturday. Nov. 13 was cele- 
brated the fifteenth anniversary of the 
founding of the Elizabethtown Col- 
lege. Many of the former students 
and alumni of the school returned to 
College hill to review their former 
friendship and enjoy the splendid 
program which was rendered in the 
evening. The main feature of the 
evening was an address given by Dr. 
C. C. Ellis, from Juniata College, en- 
titled "The Function of Christian 
Education." The lecture made one 
feel that indeed Christian education is 
worth while if it helps to make men 
like Dr. Ellis. C. L. Martin, an alum- 
nus of the school also gave a talk on 
"My Alma Mater." In it his loyalty 
to her was plainly shown. 


Miss Ruth Taylor attended the 
funeral of her aunt, Lydia Taylor 
from Neffsville. 

The faculty is making preparations 
for the coming Bible term which will 
begin January 12, 1916. Make arrange- 
ments in time so that you will be able 
to attend the entire term. There are 
many good things in store for you. 

Mr. F. P. Blair from Chambers- 
burg, spent a few days on College 
hill visiting Prof. Fries. 

( )n Sunday evening, Nov. 14. the 
College Temperance League rendered 
the following program in the Chapel : 
The first feature was "Temperance 
Statistics" by Jacob Gingrich, then 
Miss Sara Beahm gave a recitation, 
"The Closing scene." The main 
speaker was J. H. Landis from Mil- 

Prof. Schlosser, who is spending 
the fall term in Bethany Bible school 
will be back on College Hill this 
month. He will come on the 17th 
and on the 18th he will begin a series 
of meetings in Lititz, Pa. After the 
holiday vacation he will take up his 
regular work on College Hill. We are 
triad to have him back amonj? u*. 


Content Floor-walker (to man 

who seemed undecided which way to 
go) — Are you looking for something? 

Party addressed — "No sir," I've 
Inst my wife." -Judge. 

Too Literal- The teacher of natural 
Geography directed all her pupils to 
write a definition of the word 
"geyser." Willie evoked this defini- 

tion. "A kaiser is a disturbance of the 
earth's surface." 

Handy— "Willie," said the teach- 
er of the juvenile class, what is the 
term "etc." used for? 

"It is used to make people believe 
that we know more than we really 
do," replied the bright youngster. 

Homerian Notes 

These are days of extraordinary 
needs, extraordinary tasks, extra- 
ordinary undertakings' and men and 
women of extraordinary gifts must be 
found to measure up to these large 
responsibilities. The demand is for 
efficient individuals to handle these 
large affairs of human interest. Es- 
pecially is the demand felt in these 
days of great national questions 
which must be settled by reason, 
sharp debates and great political cam- 
paigns. Hence do necessity of train- 
ing ones powers along the lines of 
public speaking. And we know of no 
other side of college life, of no sub- 
ject in the curriculum that affords as 
much opportunity for self-culture in 
thi< sphere as our Society 

We are glad to announce that our 
society now is in full swing. In out 
private meeting on November fifth 
three new members were admitted to 
the society. The new officers elected 
at this meeting were W. Scott Smith. 
Speaker: Virgil Holsinger, Vice- 
President : \da Brandt. Secretary : 
Anna Schwenk, Monotor : Prof. J. H. 
Fries. Critic: George Capetanios. 


At our public meeting of Novem- 
ber nineteenth, quite a large and ap- 
preciative audience was present. In 
addition to the acceptable music of 
the occasion we will mention the reci- 
tation given by Miss Schwenk on the 
mission of the Christ; a conversation 
between Prof. Harley and Mr. Rose 
dealing with the probable outcome of 
the temperance movement and the 
present war in Europe ; the original 
paper on the influence of the home 
upon character by Miss Douty and 
one on the influence of the school 
upon character by Miss Ada Brandt; 
and an address by W. Scott Smith in 
which the subject of "Seeing Things" 
was treated in a manner quite unique. 

Keystone Notes 

The Keystone Literary Society is 
going to do some wonderful things 
pretty soon. We are now considering 
a new constitution. There may also 
be some new furniture for the So- 
ciety Hall, before long, but we are 
not going to say anything about that 
yet. We will tell you all about it la- 

On November 5, 1915 the following 
program was rendered : Music by the 
Seniors Mixed Quartet ; Recitation, 
Reverie in Church, Armatha Cash- 
man ; Declamation, A Good Strong 
Heart, Ray Kline; Debate, Resolved 
that the Ballot Should be Taken 
away from Ignorant Voters. Debated, 
Affirmatively by Roberta Freymeyer 
and J. Oram Leiter. The speakers on 
the Negative side were Grant Weaver 
and A. C. Bangler. Oration, The 
Highest Good, Martha Schwenk ; 

Music by the Male Quartet; Critic's 

On November 12, the Society met 
m Literary session. The first number 
was music by the Society; Recita- 
tion, Uncle Sam and Woodrow Wil- 
son by Frances Ulrich; The Bache- 
lor's Soliloquy by Henry Hershey; 
Piano Solo by Ruth Bucher; Sym- 
posium, which field has done most 
for the World's Progress — Literature, 
Music or Science? Anna Eshleman, 
Anna Miles substituted by Ruth Lan- 
dis, Lester Myers ; Oration, The Cen- 
tury of Peace, Harry Kreider ; Music 
by Sara Beahm; A select reading, 
Peters the Susceptible. 

November 19, 1915 there was a 
very interesting private session held 
in Music Hall. An election of officers 
was held. The following were elect- 
ed: President. George Neff; Vice- 
President, Lester Myer; Secretary, 
Roberta Freymeyer ; Editor, A. C. 
Bangher; Critic, Prof. Leiter; Treas- 
urer. Ray Kline; Chorister. Elam 
Zug; Reporter. Alfred Eckroth ; Re- 
corder, Iva Long. We sincerely wish 
the term of the newly elected officers 
to be a successful one. 

All of our students are taking an 
active part in basket ball. Two public 
games are played each week. Tues- 
day evening the ladies have their 
public game and on Friday evening 
the gentlemen have theirs. The other 
evenings are used for practice and 
practice games. The games are inter- 
esting and played with much enthusi- 



| Friday evening, November 19, a 

game was played between the Wen- 
gerites and the Engleites. The game 
was played with the proper sport. 
The Engleites had the ball the great- 
er part of the time, but their shooting 
was inaccurate. The line up was as 
follows : 

Engleites Wengerites 

Meyer Forward Wenger 

H. Hershey. . .Forward. . .J. Hershey 

Engle Center Boozer 

Geyer Guard Ebersole 

Kreider Guard Weaver 

Field goals — H. Hershey 1, Engle 
2, Wenger 4, Ebersole 2, Weaver 1, 
Geyer, J. Hershey 1. Foul goals — 
Wenger 5, Weaver 1, H. Hershey 5. 
Referee — Prof. Leiter. Time of halves 
20 minutes. 

Our Athletic contest was post- 
poned on account of the unfavorable 
conditions of the weather. However 
we succeeded in having the 100 yard 
dash and the shot put. The result of 
100 yard dash was : Class A. Wenger, 
10 4-5 seconds; Geyer, Engle. Class 
B. R. Gish 11 3-5 seconds, Kreider, 
Schwenk. The result of the shot put 
was undecided. 



The Fall term has brought with it 
the usual interest in Bible. We are 
having classes in the following 
Courses: Bible Geography, Gospel of 
Mark, Old Testament History, Gos- 
pel of John and to accomodate some 
who are unable to take regular class 

work, we have special work in the 

Fpitle to the Romans. 

Many of the students realize the 
need of Bible Study and are taking 
some work although it is not required 
in their courses. This is commendable 
and we hope to have even a larger 
enrollment the winter term. 


That our College is wide awake to 
the present demands for efficient busi- 
ness men and women is well evi- 
denced by the splendid advantages 
which she is offering in the way of 
commercial equipment as well as in 
her thorough course of study. Her 
aim is to produce young men and wo- 
men well equipped with a broad 
knowledge of business organization, 
administration, customs and pro- 
cedure. Modern business requires 
young men and women with a broad 
knowledge of business rather than 
mere skill in recording transactions. 

Many of our students are taking 
advantage of courses in other depart- 
ments of our college thus enlarging 
their field of usefulness beyond that 
of the ordinary private business col- 
lege graduate. Our classes in pen- 
manship are large and each one seems 
to have caught the spirit of the times 
in recognizing the value of meeting 
the present general demand for rapid, 
legible business writing. The work 
of the department in general is pro- 
pressing very satisfactorily. 


Is Shorthand something new? you 

may ask. No. Shorthand dates back 

to the time of Cicero, when Tyro was 

a slave of Cicero, the first system of 



shorthand being conceived as early as 
400 B. C. This system in the time of 
Cicero was called The Tyronian 
Notes. Tyro lived to be about one 
hundred years old, and revised and 
re-revised his system a number of 
times. In these early days, steno- 
graphers wrote their notes on tablets 
of soft lime stone. A fragment has 
recently been found containing a list 
of words and their equivalent in 
shorthand dating about A. D. 400. Al- 
though considerable interest was 
shown in shorthand in the first cen- 
tury, it was not officially introduced 
into the higher institutions of learn- 
ing until 449 A. D. Persons then 
writing shorthand were highly edu- 
cated men. Many systems of short- 
hand sprung up and were revised and 
modified until today we have one 
hundred and forty-four systems of 
shorthand which are being taught in 
over three thousand schools in the 
United States. The Gregg System of 
Shorthand, which is being taught 
here on College Hill, is considered 
the standard system of shorthand in 

There may be many who think that 
the aim of shorthand is to make a 
living — simply a bread winner. Such 
is not the case. Shorthand is a sub- 
net of high cultural value: it has an 
educational as well as a commercial 
value Someone has said. "The prac- 
tical educational value of shorthand 
lies in its utility as a time saver to 
the executive as an aim to clever 
efficiency : the disciplinary value lies 
in its development of concentration, 
control of the hand, development of 
habits of accuracy and neatness, de- 
velopment of the sense of responsi- 

bility, development of the imagina- 
tion and judgment. Stenography is 
good for personal use, it is good for a 
temporary occupation, a stepping 
stone to higher attainments; it is 
good to use as a key to unlock the 
door of opportunity to any direct 
course to which one wishes to devote 
his time ; it is good as a profession 
either as a teacher, a reporter, or in 
civil service. It paves the way for 
any profession, whether it be in the 
field of journalism, as lawyers, novel- 
ists, doctors, clergymen, playwrights, 
civil and electrical engineers, educa- 
tors or business executives. Every 
business or professional man or wo- 
man should have a knowledge of 
shorthand and typewriting. There 
are twenty-seven or twenty-eight in- 
stitutions throughout the United 
States which recognize shorthand as 
being equal to any other subject in 
the curriculum. 

The outlook for a very interesting 
class in stenography on College Hill 
this year is very promising. There 
are ten enrolled in the Stenographic 
Course with the prospects of at least 
three more for the winter term. "Any- 
thing that is worth while is worth do- 
ing well, and worth the sacrifice and 
effort it costs." This is our motto, 
and we are aiming, not only to make 
stenographers, but to make competent 
and efficient stenographers We shall 
be glad to welcome anyone who is in- 
terested and who wishes to take a 
peep into our shorthand and type- 
writing classes to see the effort, the 
determination. and interest mani- 
fested there. Come and help us to 
boost this department. You will be 
wall repaid. 

We were pleased to note that a 
number of the speakers, in the recent 
Sunday School and Ministerial Meet- 
ing of the Eastern District of Penn- 
sylvania, were our Alumni. Miss 
Kathryn Ziegler, '08, who is home on 
her first furlough from India, Miss 
Mary Hershey. '14, and Miss Martha 
Martin, '09, were speakers on the 
Missionary Program. Mr. S. G. 
Meyer. '10, and Mr. Jacob Gingrich. 
'14. spoke on subjects concerning the 

Mr. I. E. Oberholtzer, 06, and wife 
are now living at Oberlin, Ohio. At 
the College Miss Katherine Moyer, 
10, met him and as a result of their 
kind hospitality she has greatly en- 
joyed the association with them in 
their cosy home. 

We have heard that Miss Mary 
Reber (nee Hess), '05, has been ap- 
pointed to teach in the Grammar 
School at Richland. Lebanon County 

Miss Gertrude Miller, 12, and Miss 
Ruth Landis, 13, took down the 
speeches given in the Ministerial and 
Sunday School Meeting to which we 
previously referred. 

Recent visitors were Miss Florence 
Miller, 10, Miss Gertrude Keller, '12, 
Mr. Andrew Hollinger, 10 and Mr. 
Henry C. Keller, '06. 

The fifteenth anniversary of the 
founding of Elizabethtown College 
was held Saturday night November 

This brought students as well as 
alumni back to "College Hill." But 
there was room for many more. Those 
of you who could have been present 
and were not ; have you heard that 
you missed an excellent program? 

Mr. C. L. Martin, 13, gave a very 
interesting talk on "My Alma Mater" 
and you really could not afford to 
miss Dr. C. C. Ellis' address on the 
"Function of Christian Education." 

Some of the alumni, whom we saw 
present were Mrs. Ray Geib (nee 
Ryan. "09. and Mr. Wm. E. Glass- 
mire. '07. 

On Dec. 31. Miss Lydia Miller, '13, 
was married to Mr. Milton Royer. 
She visited College Hill Nov. 10. to 
attend the Baxter Perry Recital 


Our Advertisers are Worthy of Your Patronage 

Very interesting reports have come 
to us from Bethany Bible School, 
Chicago, through Miss Anna Cassel, 
'14. It is pleasing to have those who 
have left us, respond to the plea 
made in the beginning of the school 
year. Will not more of you let us 
hear from you ? 

A number of students and teachers 
attended the Teacher's Institute held 
in Lancaster Citv. Miss Gertrude 

Hess, 08, and Prof, and Mrs. Leiter, 
14, and 12. were among the number. 
Recently after church services in 
Philadelphia Mr. Owen Hershey, '14 
and Mr. I. J. Hackman, '07, met Miss 
Myer, who was visiting her sister in 
Philadelphia. They report that they 
are kept very busy. 

On Sunday Nov. 21, we were 
pleased to have Miss Elizabeth Zort- 
man. '06. of Philadelphia, visit us. 


E "J^trtFt r t v - <^ 

In addition i" those Exchanges 
mentioned in our last issue we have 
since received the Pattersonian, Mt. 
Joy. Pa.; Bethany Bible School Bul- 
letin. Chicago. 111.; the Optimist. 
Canton. Mo. ; the Conwayan, Carl- 
isle. Pa.; Purple and Gold, Ashland. 
O. ; The Spectrum, Chester. Pa.; The 
Normal School Herald, Shippens- 
burg, Pa. ; The Advocate, New 
Brunswick. X. J.; Elensinia, Miners- 
ville. Pa. ; Normal Vidette, Kutz- 
town, Pa. ; The Villa .Marian, Frazer. 
Pa. ; The Comenian. Bethlehem. Pa. ; 
Delaware College Review, Newark. 
Del.: Mount Morris College Bulletin. 
Mount Morris. M. ; Tbe Dial. Lan- 
caster. Pa. 

"Oak Leaves, as usual is very at- 
tractive, well balanced, and spicy. 
The local news is so written as to be 
interesting to one not personally ac- 
quainted with the college folks. We 
note, however, as does one of our Ex- 
changes, the conspicuous absence of 
the Exchange Department. 

Cheer up, Blue Ridge! Your "gym" 
will vet be finished. There mav be 

in ihe delay just the lesson in patient 
watchful waiting that some of your 
enthusiastic gymnasts may need. 

About one third of the advertise- 
ment space in "The Gettysburgian" 
is devoted to tobacco and cigarette 
papers. We find such advertisements 
also in several of our other Ex- 
t! ges. In our opinion, this is far 
from the ideal in college magazine 
advertisements. Otherwise we like 
! •> papers. 

"Spice" is spicy: "The Optimist," 

In "Ursinus Weekly" we note a 
worthy movement on foot, that of 
offering prayer in the dining room 
and of getting the students to meals 
promptly. A college dining room 
should not he a restaurant, and there 
is no temporal blessing for which we 
should be more thankful than our 
food The college dining, then, is one 
of the best places to train the eager 
and aspiring youth in punctuality and 
thankfulness. It is a good plan to let 
each student have his turn in offering 
the thanks. 



"M. H. Aerolith" is thankful 
enough to issue a Thanksgiving Is- 
sue. Es ist sehr gut, nicht wahr? 

McColpa. we like you. 

The "Mirror" reflects one of the 
neatest and prettiest co\ <.r- on oui 
Exchange table. 

"The Stars in "The Dial" is a well- 
written article upon one of those sub- 

jects which is old, yet ever new. In 
reading it, one's imagination i9 
stretched almost to the limit. Mingled 
with the feeling of awe and wonder 
>> hich comes over one on such a 
i ight as mentioned is a feeling of 
reverence and praise to the Almighty 
n huse Master Hand has so mar- 
velously planted these "forget-me-nots 
of the angels in the infinite meadows 
of heaven." 




Ring out. wild bells, to the wild sky, 
The flying cloud, the frosty light; 
The year is dying in the night; 

King- out. wild bells, and let him die. 

King out the old, ring in the new. 

Ring, happy bells, across the snow; 

The year is going, let him go; 
King out the false, ring in the true. 

Ring out the grief that saps the mind, 
l'"or those that here we see no more ; 
Ring out the feud of rich and poor. 

Ring in redress to all mankind. 

Ring out a slowly dying cause 

And ancient forms of party strife: 
Ring in the nobler modes of life. 

With sweeter manners, purer laws. 

Ring out the want, the care, the sin. 
The faithless coldness of the time-: 
Ring oui. ring out my mournful 

Bui ring the fuller minstrel in. 

it false pride in place and 
The cii ic slander and the spite : 
Ring in the love of truth and right. 
Ring in the common love • 


Ring out old shapes of foul disease; 

Ring out the narrowing lust of gold; 

Ring out the thousand Avars of old, 
Ring in the thousand years of peace. 

Ring in the valiant man and free. 
The larger heart, the kindlier hand; 
Ring oul the darkness of the land. 

Ring in the Christ that is to be. 

— Tennyson. 




Ada Brandt 

I he primary meaning of the word 
character is an instrument for mak- 
ing or engraving a mark upon a plate. 
stone or metal, it is a figure cut deep 
into a plate of bronze bv a chisel of 

I he home and the school represent 
such instruments and daily cut deep- 
er upon the minds and hearts of boys 
and girls. Of these two instruments. 
J believe that the school of to-day is 
making the deeper impressions. 

In how many homes to-day are the 
daily, hourly acts and attitudes of 
parents fil models for the young to 
imitate? hi how man) homes is there 
that sympathetic but persistent hold 
ing of the children to carefully eh. .sen 
lines of action until habit'- air es 
tablished? In how mam homes, if 

asked, would there he anv good ren 
son why parents commend or condemn 
certain motives or actions ,,f their 
children.' If we would substitute the 
word "school" for home in these ipies- 

tions they would bring quite different 
answers and I believe that they would 
be more satisfactory. It is one thing 
to saj that children should form right 
habits in tin home but another thing 
to set the influences at work to ac 
complish this end. There is the 
mother at the back door of the kitch- 
en. The little children hang around 
her skirts, whose plump, sticky, little 
tinkers daub her dress. When she sits 
down they climb on her chair and 
with their merry, dirty, dimpled, little 
faces turned toward hers, they ask 
her dozens of questions. But she is 
nervous and tired and often is not 
aware of tin influence she might 
wield over those little lives. She 
commands them to keep quiet and 
even tells them not to ask such ques- 
tion- Would to God that mothers 
would think less of their furniture 
and in.. re of tin character of their 
boys and girK' \ -cratch upon the 
rouI "f that bo\ or girl is far greater 
blemish than a -cratch upon her hand 
some dining room table ir costly 

Nunc jie. >plc think the child spends 
more time in 'In- home than in the 


school. But Eollow the life of the city 
boy and girl and you will learn that 
much of their time is spent on the 
streets and that they are home only to 
eat and to sleep. As the child grows 
older and reaches the storm) period 
of adolescence, lie naturally turns to 
the parents for information and ad- 
vice, but it is sad indeed to note that 
in only too many homes this advice 
is withheld. As a result the child 
turns away in disappointment and 
loses confidence in the parents. The 
child being curious will satisfy his 
curiosity no matter what the cost and 
this often times proves very dis- 
astrous to his future life. Ah. yes, it is 
then that the school steps in to-day 
and rescues that child by the teaching 
of sex hygiene. 

The home is failing in its duty. The 
lather is seeking wealth and power. 
We cannot look to the home of to-day 
for the training that will build charac- 
ter and prepare for good citizenship. 
( tfien times true obedience is not 

taughl in tlu- school. How many par- 
ents realize the value of obedience to 
the child'-- self as a higher one than 
simply obedience to their commands 
and wishes? How many parents rea- 
lize that some times what they call a 
great act of disobedience is really not 
meant as Mich by the child hut rather 
shows that the child is thinking and 
deciding for himself as to what is 
best. This is manifested later in life 
in actions, such as those of Martin 
Luther when he disobeyed and bmkc 
away from the church or of F.liz. Rar- 
rett when she refused to yield to her 
father's wishes. 

\gain the undisciplined child grows 
into a lawless citizen. That lawless 
citizen becomes a liar, a robber, a 
murderer. Neither the Church nor 
the Sunda) School nor the press is 
satisfactory to train all the boys and 
girls. We must look for something 
else, and that something else is the 
school. I'Ik school is accountable for 
the future value of the children in so- 
ciety. It sets up high ideals, ft teach- 
es the children of rich, poor, farm, 
factory, white, colored, native and 
foreign born to obe) tin I iolden Rule 
and thus acts as a check upon lawless- 
ness. The school is the leveling force 
of society and eliminates many of the 
existing inequalities in society ; it al- 
lows both rich and poor to receive 
the same instruction, to enjoy the 
same opportunities and thus gives an 
equal chance to form good character. 



bring the 


ith other 

ll was a I 

the school to-day 
racter, The great 
ii" matter what 
of school may- 
child into in- 
vith other children 
adults than its par- 
:hoi >1 that most of us 
whose family life was rather private. 
learned 10 see the difference between 
the fighter and protector, selfish and 
unselfish, the loud and quiet, the false 
am] the truthful, the tidy and the un- 
tidy, the leader and the follower. We 
all make these distinctions early in 
life, ami it is in school where these 
lessons in human nature are learned 
md especially in the country schools 
where the families are more or less 



The teacher's personality as well as 
the organization and administration 
of the school has a marked influence 
on character. Our teachers to-day as 
a whole are very effective in their 
work. They are men and women who 
have studied the child from a physio- 
logical, psychological and pedagogical 
standpoint. They are able to decide 
what methods are best for winning 
the boy and girl and have made a 
special study of the various tempera- 
ments. Parents often do not realize 
the great possibilities that lie within 
their boy and girl. Why, my friends, 
every boy and every girl is really a 
man and woman in a cocoon. Their 
life is a bundle of possibilities. They 
will do great things in the future, if 
that sleeping genius is awakened 
within them. Tt is the school that 
awakens that sleeping genius and 
helps the boy and girl to find them- 

If the home could do what the 
school does we would not have the 
school. The school wields a wonder- 
ful influence on character by means 
of its libraries and museums which 
often times are unknown things in 
the home. Again the aesthetic side 
Of life is developed by means of 
artistically decorated schoolrooms 
which contain at least a few of the 
very best pictures or paintings. The 
teacher realizes the influence such 
pictures will wield am! is willing to 
expend her own money to procure 
them if need be. She realizes that 
she is dealing with "soul-stuff." Play 
grounds are receiving a great deal of 
attention even in the countrj schools 
■\11 this ha^ a great influence on the 

child's life and develops a love for na- 
ture and the higher things in life. 
.Music wields a wonderful influence 
in the child's life and often the child 
Mines from a non-Christian home 
and by the singing of religious and 
patriotic songs they receive impres- 
sions which can never be forgotten 
The schools of to-day are realizing 
that in order to til the child for so- 
ciety they must begin with the 
activities the child is already familiar 
with in the home, and continue them 
The school represents real life and 
in t simply preparation for life. \s a 
result it makes use of the construc- 
tive activities such as sewing, cook- 
ing and manual training 

The school and especially the coun- 
try -choul gives vitality to the home 
life the same as your food nourishes 
your body. The school is the controll- 
ing, the moulding influence. It 
breathes hope into the boys and girls 
that arouses inspirations for a life 
which has for its background, golden 
sunsets, waving grain, dew-drenched 
flowers, humming bees, singing birds. 
budding trees, green meadows and 
babbling brooks. The school teaches 
thai a genuine life intelligently lived 
even in the country will bring culture. 

These things as well as many 
others which time does not permit to 
mention show that the school 'if to- 
day is wielding a great influence on 
character and what we need to do is 
to show t<> the parents the great re 
sponsibility resting upon them con- 
cerning the training of the boys and 
'lie mrls. 




A. J. Replogle 

A High School is invaluable to any 
community. It^ influence and effects 
are far-reaching. \ community that 
has n« i high school cannot be called a 
progressive community. There are 
many communities in which the peo- 
ple take a greater interest in their 
stock than in their boys and girls. 
For this reason, thej all have theii 
thoroughbred cows and horses, and 
registered hogs but their children fail 
to complete the common school course 
jusl because they have no higher am- 
bitions. Such a community should he 
shown the value of a high school. 

In the first plaee the high school is 
valuable to the young people. Where 
there is a high school they have an 
opportunity for higher study which 
more than likely they would never 
think of, if the high school would not 
he there. A pupil who does not ex- 
pect to finish a high school course 
can still take work in the high school 
which otherwise he woidd not hav< 
the chance to do. 

The high school give- the count; 
man or woman a chance to continue 
their school work. When a pupil com- 
pletes what is known as the common 
school course, in about nine cases out 
of ten that pupil's education stops 
there simply because there is nothing 
else for him to do. As a rule, he does 
not have the money to go to college 
and his narents cannot be convinced 
that it would be anything but a waste 
of money to send a boy away to a 
boarding school. When there is a 
hieh school, the pupil completes the 

common school course and goes 
through the high school. If he gradu- 
ates with honors, his parents are very 
willing that he continue his school 

\*Ot "iil\ does the high school give 
them a chance to continue their 
school work but along with this, it 
creates higher ideals. The pupil that 
enters high school has higher ideals 
from that time on, for, the farther he 
gets in his high school work and the 
more he learns, the more he wants to 

V:aiu. the high school prepares 
young men and women to enter col- 
lege. In the case where there is no 
high school the boy or girl has no 
preparation for college work. In most 
cases the idea is advanced that they 
are too young to go to college. As a 
result when one does go to college he 
must spend several years in prepara- 
tory work. An educator said not - 
long ago that he had spenl over a 
thousand dollars to get what he could 
have gotten free if he would have 
had the opportunity to go to high 

Compare two boys, completing the 
common school course, one having no 
high school advantages and the "ther 
having the high school in his com- 
munity. The first boy will stop school 
and start to work thinking that any 
further schooling would be a waste of 
time, However, with the little educa- 
tion he has. there are small chances 
For improvement. The second bov on 
the other hand enters high school 
From the high school he enters col- 
lege. He looks ahead and sees some- 
thing better than the first fellow. He 
is not afraid to spend a little mo-ev 



in preparation for life's work. He sees 
interest coming in for the money he 
spends. He soon believes in laying a 
solid foundation before entering upon 
his life's work and consequently he is 
of greater service to his community. 

The high school is not only of value 
to the young people but to the com- 
munity as a whole. It raises the 
standard of education in the com- 
munity, and with this it creates a 
greater interest in the school work. 
If there is no high school the people 
think that it is the teacher's business 
to teach the school and they will pay 
him. but when they have a high 
school they want to know how their 
money is being spent. Hence they 
inquire and in this way they become 
interested. Consequently they are 
willing to help the school along and 
do all they can to help their sons and 
.laughters get an education. All they 
needed was inspiration and this the 
high school gave them. 

The high school furthermore raises 
the standard of living as a whole. The 
parents are more likely to be examples 
for their children to follow, because in 
the high school they have had a 
vision of life placed before them and 
have learned to know n little of what 
is to be expected of them. As a re- 
sult they seek advice from their par- 
ents. This naturally awakens the par- 
ents to a sense of responsibility. As I 
said before the high school puts in- 
spiration into the whole community 
and as a natural consequence there 
are very few who do not complete 
the high school course. 

The high school is something, then, 
that no community can afford to be 
without. It ; s something that makes 

a lasting impression upon all who at- 
tend. It inspires the, pupils to work 
harder because they have an aim be- 
fore them and they soon see that the 
harder they work, the quicker they 
will attain their aim. The high 
school has a value that can be placed 
on no other institution. 


Sadie S Carper 

On a bright sunny day in June, 
when nature seemed bright and 
cheerful, Mrs. Leslie sat on her front 
porch with a sad expression on her 
face. She held a letter in her haad, 
which she ocassionally glanced at. 
She was the picture of distress when 
Allan Leslie unexpectedly stepped on 
the porch. 

"Well; mother, you look as if you 
were posing for a picture of tragedy. 
What's the matter." 

"Nothing," answered Mrs. Leslie in 
a >ad tone. 

Allan Leslie however knew his 
wife better than this, and knew that 
something must have happened. Tak- 
ing the letter from her hand, he 
glanced over it. and found it was 
from their oldest daughter, Jane. 

"Well, he said.'' as usual it is short 
and to the point. The) are very busy. 
Have you received a letter from Mary 

•'Yes." said Mrs. Leslie, "I had one 
lasl week." After she hunted through 
a pile of letters which she had on her 
lap. she found it and handed it to 
him r>n reading il he Found that it 


tou was ver\ short and they were all 
very busy. 

Mis. Leslie was now afraid he 
would ask her about the boys, but 
her suspense was checked by this 
question. "And how about John have 
you heard from him lately?" 

"No, not directly from John. I 
heard from his wife, who said that 
John was very busy and could not 
find time to write." 

Mr. Leslie now felt that he had 
reached the secret of his wife's sad- 

"Well, city life surely must be 
busy since they cannot find time to 
write," he said, taking a seat nearest 
his wife. 

"Have you written lately, mother?" 

"Certainly. I always write as soon 
as I receive a letter. I am writing one 
now but I am not nearly finished." 

Taking the letter from her hand he 
began to read page after page, which 
was filled with news concerning the 
farm, and which told them how she 
missed her absent children, ami how 
she has fond memories of the past. 

( hi finishing the letter, he looked 
up at her ami said, "Well this is 
what 1 call an encyclopedia. I should 
count this a treasure if 1 were living 
in the city, and should receive a let- 
ter anything like it but I am not go- 
ing to let you send it." And with 
this he tore it in two. 

"Its just tin- way mother, you 
have been sending long letters right 
along, telling them things that you 
think may interest them, and in re 
turn they simplj acknowledge your 
letters and tell you that they are too 
busy to write." In the future let me 
dictate your letters. Well, we might 

a? well start now. Take this Mother 

Uear Jane: — 

Received your letier and am very 
glad to hear that you are well, sorry 
you are so busy. Lather and 1 too are 
very busy. The weather here is tine. 

llopin- to hear from you real soon, 

Lovingly yours, 

"Hut Allan," said Mrs. Leslie, "that 
will never do." 

".Never mind, mother, that's the 
kind of letters they write to you. Let's 
see how they enjoy them." 

Several days later similar ones were 
sent to Henry, John and Mary. They 
were the shortest letters ever written 
by the mother, but Mr. Leslie insist- 
ed that they should be sent, so he 
posted them himself. 

A few days later a letter from Jane 
arrived saying. "What's the matter, 
mother? I hope you are not sick. If 
you are. let me know at once and I 
will come home." 

Similar letters from the rot of the 
children were received. 

"Oh! Allan, I fear we have caused 
excitement among the children. Let 
me write to tlu-m at once and ex- 

"\'o." interrupted Allan, "our short 
course of home correspondence does 
not stop here." 

\A.\t morning a telegram was re- 
ceived from John saying that he 
would be home on the late train that 
night. Several hours after the mes- 
sage was received 'he sta^c stopped 
in front of the Leslie home and out 
stepped Mary and Jane. 

"Mother," exclaimed the girls, "we 
were positive you were sick, iudging 



from the short letter we received. 
Mary and I accidently met on the 

"You see. girls" began the father, 
"we took for our model, the letters, 
you children usually write. Indeed, 
Mother simply has been sick about 
the matter, longing to know what her 
children art- doing, but every letter 
we received always -stated 'too busy 
to write'." 

At first the girls took it as a 
practical juke, thinking that il was .1 
scheme to get them home. The father 
declared that it was no juke at all. — 
that their mother is getting old and 
feels the neglect keenly. "A letter 
means so much to her. yirls. You 
mav not realize it now but T know 

that you will realize it in the future." 
The children stayed at home several 
Jays and then left for the city. As 
they kissed their mother goodbye, 
each promised that they would not 
neglect her in the future the way 
lhe\ did in tin- past. 

Several clays after their departure, 
Mrs. Leslie was again found on her 
front porch bill this time a very pleas- 
ant expression was 0:1 her face, for 
she was reading a long letter from 
her daughter. Inst then her husband 

"Well, mother it seems that our 
short home correspondence course is 
bearing fruit, for here are three 
more letters from Henry. John and 

E. M. Hertzler 

Joseph Addison was born in 1672 in 
the parental rectory at Milston, a 
small village in the eastern' part of 
Wiltshire. He received his education 
at I (xford. His first ambitions were 
to become a clergyman, but having 
attained much gracefulness in Latin 
poetry he was persuaded by influen- 
tial friends not to cuter the service of 
the church IL then prepared him- 
self for diplomatic service for which 
he received a pension of L 33 from 
the crown yearly. 

He went to France to study the 
French language. Here he traveled 
extensively in order to obtain a know- 
ledge of the foreign courts. After the 
death of King William, Addison was 
deprived of his pension and was com- 
pelled to stay iti his home in Eng- 

land and lu seek employment as a 
tutor. Such misfortunes discouraged 
Addison somewhat and placed him in 
1 critical condition. 

After the great battle of Blenheim, 
which was won by Marlborough in 
1704, while Addison was strutting 
with poverty m London, the Chan- 
cellar of Exchequer asked Addison to 
write a poem in honor of the battle. 
IL accepted the offer and produced a 
poem in which he likened the ureat 
general Marlborough to the calm 
angel of the whirlwind. The poem 
ended with the following <imile which 
took thi world by <torm : 

"So when an angel, by divine com- 

With rising tempests -hakes a 
guilty land. 

(Such as of late o'er pale Rritannia 
passed ~> 



Calm and serene he drives the 
furious blast; 

\mi, pleased the Almighty's orders 
to obey, 

Kides in the whirlwind and directs 
the storm." 

I his simile was pronounced to be 
the greatest ever produced in poetry. 
From this time on Addison's fortunes 
rose. He was immediately made As- 
sistant Secretary of State and later 
was promoted to Chief Secretary of 

Addison also was a noted essayist. 
His essays first appeared i.i The Tat- 
ler and The Spectator; both famous 
newspapers of Queen Ami's day 
These essays are still read by the 
.l' cultured people of to-lay. In vhe 
Spectator appeared his famous Sir 
Roger de Coverly Papers in which he 
describes a typical country gentle- 
man, his friends and servants. He tries 
to bring out the unsympathetic and 
unkind spirit of his day in these pa- 
pers. They give a very interesting 

picture of eighteenth century lite in 
England. Addison developed the.-e 
papers in such a smooth and cunning 
manner that it is said he invented the 
novel without suspecting it. 

Addison is ranked among the gieat- 
est English essayists. In some of his 
essays he deals with literary criticism. 
He furthermore is a true humorist. It 
is of such a nature that it makes one 
smile rather than laugh aloud. His 
satire is remarkable, for he intended 
his humor to be a moral remedy, not 
to inflict injuries but also to promote 
a nmral influence, to encourage peo- 
ple to cease doing wrong and to be- 
came kinder to each other. Of his 
style Dr. Johnson says. "Whoever 
wishes to attain an English style, 
familiar but not coarse, and elegant 
hut not ostentations must give his 
days and nights to the study of Ad- 

Addison died in 1719 at the age oi 
forty-seven and was buried in West- 
minister Abbey. 



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May the New Year bring happiness 
and prosperity to all who read "Our 
College Times." 

We are standing on the threshold 
of a Kew Near. The coming year will 
be just what we make it. \dd just 
this one resolution to those you have 
alread) made, 1 resolve to adhere to 
my \e\\ Year's resolutions 
entire year. \'ew Vear's resolutions 

arc a good thing bin i ifteri we 

forget them early in the \ ear. and 
their Fruits never mature. 

The Bible Institute commences 
famian 1_? Come! 

The Optimist Wins 

\11 the people in the world belong 
to one of two classes. They are 
cither optimists or pessimists. On 
the street, in the factory, in the store, 
in the office, on the train, in the coun- 
try, or wherever it be, we rind one 
or both of these character- present. 
.ii usualh tell by the expression 
"ti the faces to which of tl 
l hi belong. 'I he optimist usually 
.i smile, his eyes arc bright and 
and the corners of his mouth 
turn up. The face of the pessimist, 
hand, present- a frown, 

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his eyes are dull and the corners of 
his mouth turn down. There are 
other less marked characteristics 
which the close observer will add to 
these. All these taken together are 
only the outward signs of inward 
feelings and thoughts. 

The optimist starts in life full of 
bright hopes. He is ambitious and 
aims to do great things. "He hitches 
his wagon to a star." That person who 
is not satisfied to stop on the third 
round of the ladder or anywhere but 
on the top round, belongs to this 
happy elass. When there is a moun- 
tain to he crossed, he bravely and 
patientl) enters upon his task without 
even looking how steep it is or how 
rugged its sides. He keeps on like 
"the yon tli with that strange device. 
Excelsior." Me never turns like the 
coward. Nothing changes his plans, 
nothing daunts his courage, lie finds 
life worth living and he lives while 
there is life. 

This lead- us to the next thought, 
namely that he never wastes time in 
grumbling. When the optimitsisa stu- 
dent, he is busy but never complains 
about his many duties. He <|uietly 
goes to work at the different arithme- 
tic problems or at the tiresome com- 
position and plods along until he gets 
good results \gain, when the opti- 
mist -ocs to gather berries or roses. 
he gets berries and roses and not 
thorns as does the pessimist. If he is 
digging for diamonds, he does not 
waste any precious moments in talk- 
ing about the hard digging or the 
depth of the mines but keeps on un- 
relentingly and finally gains the hid- 
den treasures. 

We often sing the songs: Lend 
Him a Helping Hand, Do Some- 
thin- for Somebody and other songs 
with similar sentiments. Now as we 
sift our people into one of these two 
divisions, we find that those who 
really live out these songs fall into 
the optimist division. Here we find 
those who have time to help their fel- 
low men by giving a kind, encourag- 
ing word or a helpful suggestion and 
who are the lifters rather than the 

The pessimist looks for his own 
comforts and lets the rest do likewise. 
\'ot so with the optimist. He lives 
for others as well as for self. He 
realizes that happiness is gained by 
rirst giving it. The optimist feels the 
spirit of the author who wrote. 
If 1 knew that a word of mine. 

A word not kind nor true. 
Might leave its trace on some loved 
one's face. 

I'd never speak harshly. Would 
you ? 

The optimist wins again in that he 
does not often get sick. He has a 
strong healthy physique. It is true of 
course, that we sometimes find crip- 
ples who are optimists, but that is the 
exception. The optimist does not get 
sick because be is cheerful and happy 
and this good spirit influences every 
organ in his body and stimulates it 
i" perfect action. He worries verv 
little and does not get sick from this 

As the optimist goes through life, 
he makes mistakes, hut profits bv 
them, rises above them, and does not 
give up in discouragement because 
of the mistakes. He does not make 
mistakes because of his cheerful hap- 


P3 disposition, but because we all do. 
\\ e are not perfect, and it is only 
human to err. Now if he would give 
up, all would be lost, and he would 
be a failure; but by trying again 
b) going forth with greater zeal and 
by repeated effort he finally over- 
comes the failure or mistake. He puts 
into practice what 
gives in the first 
poem, I low Did Y 
Did you tackle that 
your way, 

\\ ith a resolute h 
I >r hide your face 
day ' 

With a craven soul and fearful? 
I ii. a trouble's a ton. or a trouble's 

Edmund Cooke 

;o verses of his 

i Die? 

rouble that came 

irt and cheerful? 
from the light of 

i >r a trouble i 
r.d it isn't the 


what you make it. 
fact that vou're hurt 

•ou take it? 

Yon are beaten to earth? Well, Well, 
what's that? 

< .ime up with a smiling face. 
It's nothing against you to fall down 

But to lie there, — thats' disgrace. 
The harder you're thrown, why the 
higher you bounce, 

Be proud of your blackened eye! 
It isn't the fact that you're licked 
that counts. 

It's how did you right— and why? 

And now because the optimist is 
full of bright hopes, because he is 
ambituous, rloes not grumble and get 
sick, because he helps others, and 
rises above his mistake, he succeeds 
in life or in other words he makes 
progress. The members of the pessi- 
mist band are. f>n the other hand 

mostly given to failings. He first 
wins in small things. As a student 
he master- each day's tasks, he 
mounts upward a little at a time, 
round by round, and then later in life 
when he undertakes the larger things 
Ik- is also able to succeed in them. 
Strength and power belong to him. 
And it is from this class that our 
great men have come. The poet, the 
inventor, the teacher, the doctor and 
all men of marked greatness were 
members of this optimist class. 

There is a novel organization on 
foot which was organized recently in 
one of our western cities. .Voted men 
are at the head. The organization is 
known as the Optimistic Club of 
America. Tin- leaders of the club are 
anxious to create a local club in every 
hamlet, village, town and city in the 
United States. They are pushing it 
forward to success as rapidly a- pos 
sible. Tin philosophy of the club, 
subject to modification and addition, 
and which was taken from a news- 
paper is as follows : 

"God reigns; the nation still lives 
and the sun shines, even though the 
clouds obscure it." 

"There are more people dying each 
day for the lack of a kind word, a pat 
on the back and a little encourage- 
ment than there are from disease." 

"The man who never makes anj 
mistakes never makes anything else." 

"Go bury thy sorrows, the world 
hath its share, lust smile." 

"Before money was invented 
people were happy." 

"Shake hands as though you meant 
it. and smile." 

"Nobody car reallv harm you hut 


"\ou are under a real obligation to 
ever} man on earth." 

"You can't put influence in a glass 

"The greatest smile is the greatest 

"Smile and the world delights with 
you : croak and you croak alone." 

"A smile is God's own medicine," 

"In the realm 

of birds the lark is 

he optimist, the 

crow is the pessi- 

uist. Why be a 

crow ?" 

The motto of 

he club .s: 

"Not until evei 

v man and woman 

las been success! 

ully enlisted will we 

iaii! down the u 

k bnquerable flag of 


Be an optimist. 

V.J. a' I' [ 

Fall Term ended December 3. 

About twenty-four students spent 
the time between terms at school. 

Winter Term opened December 6. 

There are many new -indents. 

The dormitories are full now, and 
there are more students expected 
This promises to be the largest en- 
rollment of any winter term previous 
to this. 

During the vacation the furnace 
was repaired and there are two new 
Stoves coming for the college kitchen. 

In November Professor H. K. Ober 
£ave an address on "Child Rights" at 
Marietta. Lancaster Count;. Since 
then he ha? been called out to differ- 

ent parts of the county to deliver 
the same address. 

I »n December 12, Professor Ober 
gave an address at the dedicatory 
-ervices of the Ephrata church. 

Professor [Ties recently gave a 
splendid chapel talk on "Manners." 
We need to be reminded often. Come 
again, Professor. 

Miss Kbugh has been ill for several 
days but is again aide to take up her 

On Saturday evening December 18. 
the Berean Bible class held a meet- 
ing in Music Hall. They rendered a 
Christmas program. 


Misses Gertrude Hess and Laura 
Landis visited in Middletown recent- 

Miss Ruth Taylor was called home 
on account of the death of her aunt. 

Mr. H. C. Fries from Bucknell 
University, is visiting his brother 
Professor j. H. Fries. 

On Monday December 23, there 
will be a Christmas program rendered 
at Newville. 

Mr. Geo. G. Neil has recently 
moved from the college dormitory to 
the home of Mr. V. G. Holsinger. 

Rev. Francis from Lebanon visited 
at the college recently. 

Miss I.ydia Stauffer, our Bible 
teacher, left on December 17, for 
Ohio, where she will spend the 
Christmas vacation with her father 
and friends. 

I he Keystone Literary Society re- 
cently adopted a revised constitution 
which is to go into effect on January 
1. Much of the revision has been 
d«.ne by Professor J. S. Harley who 
is a member of the Faculty Commit- 
tee on Literary Society work. 

We are looking forward to our 
coming Bible Institute with bright 
prospects. Bro. \Y. M. Howe will 
teach every day and preach every 

Rev. Robert MacGowan, pastor of 
the First Presbyterian Church in Lan- 
caster will deliver an address on the 
"Purpose of Higher Education" on 
the fifteenth of January on the Edu- 
cational Program. 

On January the 4th at 8 o'clock in 
the evening Smith Damron. the pot- 
ters craftsman will rrive an illustrated 
lecture on "The Potter and the Clay " 
Mr. Damron is very highly recom- 

mended as a lecturer and nobody can 
afford to miss this number of the 
lecture course. 

The students who remained at 
school between the fall and winter 
term, spent Friday evening Nov. 31, 
in the College kitchen in a very de- 
lightful manner. The main feature of 
the evening was merry making and 
candy making with a little pop corn 
for desert. All who were present re- 
port that they had a fine time. 

Professor Fries recently made an 
improvement to the looks of our Col- 
lege Chapel by placing in very taste- 
ful lettering the motto. "Make Jesus 
King." over the arch above the rost- 

Mr. Gingrich and Mr. P.ucher at- 
tended the funeral of Mrs. Monroe 
Kilbs of Cornwall. 

Grammar teacher to Mr. S. — Give 
examples of diminutives. 

Mr. S. — Gosling, leaflet, chicklet. 


Vt a private meeting held Novem- 
ber 26th. plans looking to the wel 
fare of the societj were discussed- 
Mr. Scott Smith, business manager of 
th< College Times, made several sug- 
gestions a> to how members might 
arouse interesi in the College paper 
among the teachers and students and 
how the lisl of subscribers might In- 
increased. \ motion was passed to 
have parliamentary drill at 
fourth session 

The private meeting of thi 
merian Literary Society which was 
held in Dec 10. was of a business 
character \p<oi>;; 



acted at this session a motion was 
passed that a committee of two be 
appointed for the purpose of purchas- 
ing a minute book. 

The session of December 17th had a 
variety of features. A solo by Mr. 
Gingrich was followed by a reading of 
the poem, "Let me live by the side of 
the mad and be a friend to men" 
given by Miss Landis. Mr. Rose and 
Mr. Martin gave impromptu speech- 
es, the former being limited in the 
choice of subject to such as begin 
with C or M and the latter to such as 
begin with R or W. Mr. Rose spoke 
on "Money" and Mr. Martin on 
"War" in one of its apsects 

gram was very interesting. The first 
number of the program was a piano 
duet by Miss Perry and Miss Beahm. 
Mr. Paul Schwenk's declamation en- 
titled "Self Reliance" contained good 
thoughts. Mr. Smith's paper on "The 
Profit Sharing Plan of the Ford Mo- 
tor Company'' was good and well 
given. Miss Roberta Freymeyer gave 
us a very pretty vocal solo. The 
original dialogue given by Mr. E. M. 
Hertzler and Mr. G M. Wenger 
which was the big feature of the even- 
ing could not have been better. Miss 
Martin gave a recitation which was 
interesting to all of us. It was Snow 
bound. The closing feature was a 
piano solo by Miss Ruth Eshleman. 


At three o'clock December sixth 
soon after we came back from our 
vacation, Keystone society met in 
Music Hall tn consider the new con- 
stitution. Each section was read by 
Prof. Harley and then adopted by the 
society. We could not cover the whole 
of the constitution that day so we 
met again during tin four twenty 
period the next Wednesday. At this 
meeting the colors of the society were 
selected. They art' :i very pretty com- 
bination emerald and brown. The 
constitution as a whole, also, was 

This constitution will go int., effect 
the first meeting of the new year. A 
committee has been appointed to try 
to have these constitutions printed by 
that time. A copy will be given to 
each active member of the society. 

On December tenth the society met 
in public executive session. The pro- 


Pasket ball is an ideal game for the 
student. It takes the place of all out- 
door sports during the cold weather. 
It gives- the student a chance to work 
off the surplus energy. which is 
very often found in students. 

Students get more exercise from a 
good, fast game of basket ball than 
from any calisthenic exercise in the 
gymnasium. It develops alertness, 
accuracy, endurance, self control and 
strength in the individual who plays 
basket ball correctly. 

In many school games there is a 
tendency to roughness in playing 
There is a wrong way and a right 
way to play. The roughness of a 
game does not indicate that it is a 
hard played game, nor does it show 
that the greatest benefits are being 
derived physically. The College teams 
are striving to plav good games 



which will be interesting, and helpful 
to the players, and at the same time 
which are free from unnecessary 

Sometimes players become angry 
if they lose, that is, if there side is the 
losing side and such feelings lead 
even to unkind personal feelings. Any 
player who entertains such a spirit 
should never enter a ball game. Both 
sides cannot win and if each player 
does his best all should be satisfied, 
even the players who lose. Much can 
be gained by the sides playing united- 

The senior and junior boys have 
played some very interesting and 
exciting games of basket ball. The 
seniors have a number of good play- 
ers but they lack team work. They 
cannot shoot accurately. So far the 
juniors have won all the games. But 
th« seniors are looking into the fu- 
ture, hoping to be more successful. 

The senior girls, however, have 
been more successful than the boys. 
They won the first senior and junior 
game. The second was won by the 
juniors. The teams are very well 
matched and play hard. There are 
more games expected the scores of 
which will he given in a later issue. 

The following is the lineup and re- 
sults of a game played Dec. 17. 
Seniors position Juniors 

T TTershcy ... forward ... H. Hershey 

P. Engle forward H. Engle 

Oram Leiter center W. T.andis 

-H. Geyer guard P. Gish 

I. Meyer . , . .guard G. Weaver 

Field Goals: H. Hershey 2. H 

Ensrle 3, Geyer 1. G. Weaver 2. W. 

lis 1. P Engle 1. T. Merer 1. T. 

Hershey 1. Leiter 1. Foul Goals : H. 
Hershey 9, Geyer 2, J. Hershey 3. 
Fouls called on Juniors 25. Fouls 
called on Seniors 19. Time of halves 
20 minutes. Referee. Prof. Leiter; 
I'mpire, Zug; Scorer, Neff. 


I hiring the fall term the following 
classes were conducted in this depart- 
ment by President D. C. Reber : Edu- 
cational Psychology, Genetic Psy- 
chology and Sociology. There should 
have been a class in The History of 
Education but owing to less than 
three students requesting this sub- 
ject, no class was organized. 

The psychology class for Sopho- 
mores in this department breaks all 
records so far as numbers are con- 
cerned. The class numbers twenty 
four and has been divided into two 
sections for the purpose of giving 
each student a chance for daily recita- 

M .1!. 

There ate tWO text-books Used, viz; 
Dexter and Garlick's Psychology in 
the School Room and Pillsbury's Es- 
sentials of Psychology. The work 
thus far covered i-- the psychol 
intellectual processes which includes 
ibout one half of the first text-book 
named and two-thirds of the second. 
Fach member of the class is required 
to write a paper on one of the follow- 
ibjects: Training of the Senses. 
Training Pupils to Think. Later i ach 
student in this subject is required to 
prepare a paper on "Conscience" after 
thi? subiecl has been thorouL r n1v 


studied in class. The class will com- 
plete the required work at close oi 
the winter term. 

The Pedagogical Seniors studied 
Genetic Psychology and Sociology 
during the fall term, and during the 
winter term they are pursuing Philos- 
■'l>h\ of Education and School Super- 
vision. The texts in these classes are : 
Kirkpatrick's Fundamentals oi" Child 
Study, Tracy's Psychology of Child- 
hood, Blackmar's Elements of Socio- 
logy. Home's Philosophy of Educa- 
tion, Rein's Outlines of Pedagogics, 
Harris' Psychological Foundations 
of Education. Chancellor's Our 
Schools. Dewey's School and Society. 

Two Juniors of the Classical Course 
are pursuing Sociology and Philos- 
ophy of Education with the Seniors 
in Pedagogy. Titles of themes by the 
Sociology class are: The Mission of 
the School in Society. The School as 
a Community Center, The School as 
a Social Center. The Woman's 

Each l'edagogical Senior is re- 
quired to prepare a Thesis of three 
thousand words or more on an educa- 
tional subject. The following sub- 
jects have been approved for the 
Class of 1916: The Rural Teacher's 
( Ipporumities. Sex Instruction and 
The Vocational Education of Girls. 

The Methodology Class for the 
Winter term numbers twelve. Bett's 
The Recitation and Charter's Teach- 
ing the Common School Branches are 
the texts used. The work in this 
class consists of a comprehensive 
study of the purposes and principles 
of the recitation in general followed 
by a study of special methods as ap- 

plied I- all the branches of the com- 
mon school curriculum. 

About thirty students have enrolled 
in this department thus far. During 
the Spring Term, a number of last 
year's students now teaching will 
swell the enrollment to fifty who will 
be seeking positions as teachers in 
our public schools next year. 


The Biological and Agricultural 
sciences are taught by Professor Ober 
and the Chemistry and Physics 
courses are given by Professor 
.Meyer. The Students in all of these 
courses have caught the spirit of hard 
and thorough work. Those in charge 
report that a fine class of students 
are enrolled and that an excellent in- 
terest is manifested and splendid re- 
sults both in the class room and 
laboratory are obtained. 

^.ggasiz had a lofty conception of 
the laboratory when he said it was a 
sanctuary and "let nothing unworthy 
of the Creator be done in it." Both 
teachers in this department in ad- 
dition to calling forth the best effort 
for mastery of the subject matter and 
honest search for truth in the labora- 
tory, are at the same time endeavor- 
ing to have students see that they are 
simply thinking some of God's 
thoughts after him as they conquer 
peak after peak. \'o brighter light is 
set in the firmament than that of the 
Christian student enrolled in science 
courses who seeks to know his God 
better through his laws in nature, for 
these laws are as eternal and sacred 
as the laws in the Rible. 

December 14, we were happy lo 
see Professor R. W. Schlosser. 07, 
again in our midst. Though lie has 
now left us for a short time to con- 
duct evangelistic services at Lititz, 
Pa., we hope to see him again on Col- 
lege Hill after New Year a- a mem- 
ber of the faculty. 

Mrs. Emma \\ ampler 

ville. Virginia yives privat 

lee Cash- 




hank at th 



Mr. Trostle Dick. '08, and wife of 
Waynesboro, I'a.. have welcomed a 
daughter, Eva Jane, into their home. 

Another daughter made her appear 
ancc about five months ago in the 
home of Rev. G. H. Light, '07. and 
wife. They feel that they have two 
treasures in plump Dorothy Fern and 
her sister Grace, aged four years. 

Mr. Holmes Falkenstein, '10. is 
teaching at Cnnshohoken, near Phila- 

lle is also taking work at 
ersity of Pennsylvania, 
the Thanksgiving vacation, 

Mr. II. II. Nye, 12, who is a student 
in University of Pennsylvania, was 
present in our chapel service. 

Friends of Miss Luella Fogles- 
anger, '03, hear that she is enjoying 
1 ' . work ver) much in Juniata Col- 

"Cupid's dan ha- reached at length 
e'en the cold heart" i.f Miss Elizabeth 
/oilman. '05. and '0o. who has been a 
successful graduate nurse For several 
years. < hi [''o:. 23, in the Brethren 
church at Germantown, she was 
quiet!) married to Mr. Edward Borth- 
wick. Rev. M. C. Sweigart per- 
formed the ceremony. Mr. Edward 
Borthwick. who is from the Catskills, 
V Y.. has taken his bride to that 
place where they will reside. Friends 
of Mrs Borthwick will please note 
that this will be an ideal place to 
spend a summer vacation. 

"Our College Times" extends 
heartiest congratulations to the happy 

E ■%zCrfej g CF a rr-^ e -S 

A Happy New Year to you all, Ex- 
changes ! 

New friends since our last issue: 
Crimson and White, Pottsvillc, Pa.; 
El Delator. Elkins Park. Pa.; High 
School Journal. Pittsburgh, Pa; 
Shamokin High School Review, Sha- 
mokin. Pa. ; The t )riole, Pittsburgh. 
Pa.: The Student Weekly. Lancaster, 

The December issues oi most of 
our Exchanges have not yet been re- 
ceived. Those that have come, Onas. 
The McColpa. M. H. Aerolith, Dale- 
ville Leader and Spunk, are Christ- 

"Crimson and White," you come 
in your neat crimson ami white cover 
and look very interesting. But, alas! 
On opening we find your pages are 
upside flown. Will you kindly put 
them in downside down and upside 
up next time, as it is extremely hard 
on our eyes to read them when they 
nrp downside up' 

"Shamokin Review" says about 
"Our College Times." "There is 
plenty of room for improvement in 
your Exchange Department." Yes, 
that is the largest room in the world, 
and we do not expect it not to extend 
to us. We think, however, a criticism, 
to be beneficial. must needs be a 
little more definite. 

The Recipe for a Happy New Year 
in "Spunk" is worth everyone's try- 
ing. One fine thing about it is that 
one need not have Domestic Science 
training to make it a success. 

"Every great good has come about 

through opposition." From "Her 

Mother's Legacy in the Philoma- 


"No matter ho 

w hungry a horse is 

he can't eat a 

bit." — Crimson and 


"It isn't what 

von let the teacher 

know VOU know 

that counts. It is 

■on know vourself. 





("L'envoi'' is a much quoted poem, 
a favorite because it declares the 
right of each individual to self- 

When Earth's last picture is painted, 
And the tubes are twisted and dried 

When the oldest colors have faded, 
And the youngest critic has died, 

We shall rest, and faith, we shall need 
it — lie down for an aeon or two, 

Till the Master of All Good Work- 
men shall set us to work anew! 

And those who were good shall be 
Happy : they shall sit in a golden 

They shall splash at a ten-league can- 
vas with brushes of comet's hair; 

They shall find real saints to draw 
from — Magdalene, Peter and Paul : 

They shall work for an age at a 
sitting and never be tired at all. 

And only the Master shall praise us. 

And only the Master shall blame; 
And no one shall work for money. 

And no one shall work for fame; 
But each for the joy of the working;. 

And each, in his separate star. 
Shall draw the Thine; as he sees it 

For the God of Things as Thev 

— Rndyard Kipline 


David Markey 

ll there is a place in the world 
where -nod manners should be used, 
it is in the home. The home is the 
place where the lives of our boys and 
girls are molded, is it not necessary 
then at this stage of development to 
lie trained in good manners? How 
can a bov or girl be able to act court- 
eously and politely when leaving home 
if he or she was never taught along 
thes.- lines while at home? It is an im- 
possibility, for in order to live right, 
one must be trained right. It is said 
that "manners make the man" and if 
man makes the home, then manners 
really make the home. Tf this is true 
the only way to make home life joy- 
ful and sweet is to teach good man- 
ners in the home. 

hi the lirst place there should be. 
instilled within the mind of the boy 
and -irl in childhood the spirit of 
kindness, courtesy and politeness to- 
wards his or her parents. This, as a 
rule, is often violated. One frequently 
enters a home in which the children 
are very disrespectful and impolite as 
well as unkind to the parents. Most 
undoubtedly this is not the kind of 
maimers children should be taught. 
Instead (he children should be taught 
to be obedient because this is the 
first and possibly the greatest duty 
of man. 

Furthermore, respect should be 
shown towards parents because of 
their great love and care which they 
show their children. In order that the 
children may obey their parents, they 

ought discus.-, matters with them and 
lake their advise, because they have 
had mure experience and are thus bet- 
ter qualified to advise. Then again 
children should deny themselves of 
any thing which would disturb the 
peace of the family or home. ( >ne can 
in it well realize what a hearty "thank 
you;" a pleasant "good morning," a 
"genial smile" and countless numbers 
of other seeming small things mean 
to father and mother when dis- 
couraged or tired. The boys and girls 
if taught proper manners will not 
know otherwise, but always act like 
ladies and gentlemen whether in the 
presence or their parents or not. 

N'ot only is it important that good 
manners are used while in the 
presence (if the parents but also be- 
tween brothers and sisters. One can 
casih see when visiting in the 
homes of friends, what the relation 
is between the brothers and sisters. 
Some brothers are always waiting for 
an opportunity to do a kind deed or a 
little errand for his sisters. These 
kind deeds are usually returned by 
her, all because they have been 
taught in their youth to use the best 
of manners in the home. Some how- 
ever do not make use of the oppor- 
tunities of this kind and simply take 
the easiest road to destruction along 
social lines. 

In conclusion let me stale that if 
every <<u^ trie-, to be social without 
being forward, polite but not pert, 
self possessed without being egoistic, 
there will be preserved within every 
home, love and respect for parents, 
brother and sister. 




Martha Schwenk 

Mother says 1 was born just beiore 
the farmers tilled the bins with grain 
under a big plank in a cozy little nest 
in a big bam. 1 laid in my nest for 
mam days, helpless, till my eyes had 
d. Alter 1 could see 1 wanted 
to go along with inj mother but she 
would nut allow me to leave the nest. 

Alter mother left the nest, 1 crept 
out, determined to see what was 
reallj in the barn. \\ hen 1 came out 
1 saw all the little mice were having 
a circus. I at once decided to join 
them. We performed in many dif- 
ferent ways till a big black cat made 
her appearance when every mouse ran 
For its home, but I forgot which way 
J came and the old black cat caught 
me in her claws. I cried as loud as I 
could but the old cat just kept me in 
her claws and watched me. After a 
while mother heard my cry and came 
running to help me. The cat saw her 
and forgetting about me jumped tor 
my mother. T then ran into the hay 
stack. T stayed there till it was real 
dark when T began to be afraid. 

Thinking that the old cat had left 
I called for help and soon my grand- 
mother came and took me to her 
home. She told me that the cat had 
killed mother and 1 would have to 
live with her. I cried all night till 
my eyes were swollen thick, to think 
that T was the cause of mother's 
death. My grandmother was very 
strict with me. I could not have a bit of 
fun. but became a fussy, cranky, little 
mouse. All I got to eat was a little 

wheat, dry bread crust and a little 
water to drink, in spite of all this I 
grew till I was nearly as big as 

< hie day L was very naughty and 
grandmother sent me away, and told 
me never to come back again. 1 then 
decided to make a little nest and live 
alone where I could do as I pleased. 

Since I was very lonely I went to 
visit my cousins and while there we 
planned to visit one of our aged 
aunts that lived in the city. 

We started out early in the morn- 
iifg before the sun was very hot and 
came to her home about nine o'clock. 
She was very ^iad to see us. She 
said, she was glad we came, that she 
had lots of cheese in her cupboard 
and a large pan of milk. We just ate 
till we couldn't eat any more. 
Then auntie told us funny stories 
about the old cat till it was time to 
go home. Auntie asked me to stay 
with her because she was getting old 
and could not hunt her food very 
well. So the counsins started home 
and 1 lived with mv aunt until she 

When she died I was afraid to live 
all alone in that dingy hole under the 
floor. So I decided to find a new- 
home. I found that the house was 
only a frame house and that 1 could 
run up to the attic. So one day I 
took my little bundle of clothes and 
went to the attic. I hunted all 
around for a place to make my home, 
when suddenly I found a big soft 
ball. T gnawed a hole in the side and 
crept in. To my delight I found some 
nice soft woolen rags with which I 
could make mv nest. When done 



making my nest 1 thought it well to 
see if anything was in the attic which 
was good to eat, for I knew that 
auntie told me most farmers keep 
their good "eats" on the attic where 
mice are not so plentiful. I searched 
and found it just as she told me. 
When I found that everything was so 
pleasant around me, I decided to live 
here. While living here I found a 
pardner and unto us were born five 
little mice. We loved them and took 
special care that the old black cat 
would not get to see them, for oc- 

casionally she visited the attic. 

When they grew bigger they be- 
came very naughty and we could no 
longer keep them in the nest. One 
day they were out playing when one 
of them ran into a trap and was 
killed. We warned them again and 
again but they would disobey us and 
the next day the cat caught the rest. 
We were lonely for a while but we' 
thought we would stay here the re- 
mainder of our lives and live as hap- 
py as old mice can. 

Martha Schwenk 

Naomi Longeneckei. . . t 

David Markey \ 

Sara Moyer Alumni Notes 

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Trouble lias a trick of coming 

Butt end first; 
Viewed approaching then, you've seen 

It at its worst. 
Once surmounted, straight it waxes 

Ever small, 
And it tapers til! there's nothing 

Left at all ! 
So. whene'er a difficulty 

May impend, 
Jnst remember you are facing 

The butt end : 

And that looking back upon it, 

Like as not, 
Von will marvel at beholding 

Inst a dot! 

Modern Slavery 
As we tread upon the threshold of 
a new month and think forward to 
the important days contained in it. 
we think of the two greatest men our 
country has known viz: The Father of 
our country and the Emancipator. 



Without the work of either of these 
great men our country could 
not be what it is. We owe much to 
their noble work. Since our subject is 
slavery, we naturally are drawn to 
the work of Lincoln. 

Half a century has passed since he 
gave the question of slavery its death 
blow. By that stroke the poor human 
beings who were in bondage were 
set at liberty and have enjoyed fifty 
years of freedom. We hold president 
Lincoln in highest esteem for the 
great change for good he has made. 
Rut sometimes I fear we fail to see our 
opportunities as emancipators. Dif- 
ferent forms of slavery exist now 
which should be given a blow that 
would bring them to an end. Some of 
the present day slavery is even worse 
in its character than that of half a 
century ago. 

There are several forms of slavery 
which are general in character. They 
exist as national question and must 
be dealt with by the state or nation. 
A well known form is the bondage of 
intemperance brought to exist 
through strong drink. It exists not 
only in the south, but in the north 
and west as well. More souls art 
going to ruin through' this form of 
slavery than through the slavery to 
which Lincoln dealt the deathblow. 
We can almost begin to see the end 
of this, however, as it has already re- 
ceived many deathblows from various 
states. It will not be long until it will 
receive the final blow from the na- 
tion. This we feel will give a greater 
birth of freedom than the death of the 
first slavery. 

I Mher forms of slavery which exist 
are smoking and gambling. These 
two often, though not always, go 
hand in hand. They take all that is 
good, noble, upright and honest from 
our youths who are bound by them. 
How often we learn of some young 
prospective man being led into the 
trap by enticers. If only these young 
men could lift up their eyes and take 
a look into the future; if they could 
only see themselves bound, robbed, 
and stripped, they surely would shun 
the paths which lead them into it. 

One of the most hideous forms of 
modern slaver)-, but not as prevalent 
as those of the others, is the White 
slave traffic. This is more nearly like 
the negro slaver)- because it includes 
the luiying and selling of human-lives 
for the personal or selfish gain of 
those who do the buying and selling 
The souls of the slaves however are 
sold to more certain ruin than the 
negros. Would thai a new Lincoln, a 
Lincoln of to-day would spring up 
and take the life of these monster 
forms of evil. 

Then there are other forms of 
slavery which cannot be fought in a 
large general way, but which each in- 
dividual must right. They are evil 
habits into which we drift either con- 
sciously or unconsciously. If we do 
\ercise care and watchfulness in 
guarding against them, we become so 
securely bound that it is almost im- 
possible i" break the fetters. \lt 
persons drift into this kind of slavery 
in inverse proportion to the effort 
Kerl againsl h It : - while we 


art. in our youth that we should set 
up the opposition to this kind of 
slavery. Students, therefore, are just 
in the stage of life when the fight 
should be keen. The evils are more 
apt to crowd upon youths at this time 
because of the busy student life. 

Ihe first form of slaves which we 
will look at is bound by fetters which 
spell carelessness, it is so easy to be- 
come careless. In school we are pre- 
paring for life. It is a stage in which 
we taste of some of the real duties 
and trials of life. Students must 
plan and manage their own affairs to 
a large extent and in a manner in 
which they never did while under the 
love and care of their parents. It is at 
the time when these new duties and 
responsibilities are thrust upon them 
that young people need to exercise 
care and precision. They must exercise 
carefulness in personal appearance, 
in the appearance of their room, in 
work and in their general conduct. If 
they allow themselves to become 
careless in one or more of these 
phages, just once, it will open the 
way for the second occurrence. 
Furthermore the oftener they allow 
it. the easier it becomes and before 
long they become slaves to careless- 
ness. It is then more difficult to break 
the habit, but even then it can be 
done if the struggle is hard enough. 

Another form of slavery which at- 
tacks the students' life is selfishness 
When boys and girls leave their home 
life and surroundings to enter school, 
they naturally feel that they are go- 
ing to prepare themselves for life. 
They are giving a number of years of 

nine and a certain amount of money 
to receive the necessary training. 
sow they feel that ihey must get all 
for themselves that they can in the 
ail; led time and for the amount of 
money. It is right too that they feel 
this way provided they guard against 
the extreme. They are leaving one 
home with its loved ones whom they 
served, respected and loved, and at 
the same time they are entering a 
i ew home with many members whom 
they should likewise serve and re- 
spect. Each student owes something 
to the rest of the students and to the 
school. If he or she fails to take time 
em mgh or to put forth enough eft'ort 
to give that something, he or she is 
showing a selfish nature. Further- 
more, if selfishness is practiced 
in school life it will follow into 
the practices in real life. There 
it will prove to be the greatest hin- 
drance and as a result perfect free- 
dom as a successful business man or 
woman is denied. 

Then again student? and others as 
well, often form the habit of tardi- 
ness. Students have many classes 
each day which they should meet 
promptly. For some it is an easy mat- 
ter to do so, while for others it be- 
comes an open door to walk 
through into tardy habits. The habit 
grows so gradually that they may 
not be aware that they are being 
bought by a slave owner. 

In all schools there are some and 
in some schools there are many stu- 
dents who become enslaved by the 
feeling of swell-headedness. After 
they have been in school for a short 



while and have reached the point 
where they begin to feel acquainted 
with the new conditions and with 
their surroundings, some students be- 
gin to feel that they know much more 
than the average person. Because 
they are so filled with knowledge : 
they must necessarily let it be known 
and felt among their inferiors. Con- 
sequently we sometimes find them, 
when home on a vacation, capturing 
some poor, ignorant person and pour- 
ing out to the victim some of their 
brilliancy in stilted conversation and 
with ''college airs" to such an extent 
that their hearers become disgusted 
with educational training. They na- 
turally resolve that colleges are a 
nuisance. These students do not want 
to wield a negative influence against 
education bnt in serving their slave- 
master they do. It is always well for 
such as begin to feel their impor- 
tances to remember that they have 
only gotten a very small amount of 
real knowledge. If such students 
could go on for a few years longer 

until the real held of education opens 
up, they would learn how little they 
really know and how insignificant 
they are. The truly educated never 
become puffed up. On the other hand 
they are humble, ready to speak to 
each and everyone in common lan- 
guage which their hearers can under- 
stand and appreciate. 

These forms of slavery and others 
as well, must be fought against if we 
wish to enjoy the greatest freedom. 
The general forms can be killed by 
the law, but the specific forms which 
each individual cannot be 
killed. They have always existed and 
they will always continue to exist. 
Each one of us will either be en- 
slaved by them or we will be set free 
from them. Each person must free 
himself. This can be done, if each in- 
dividual is determined, if each exer- 
cises will-power enough to free him- 
self. We all love freedom, but we 
sometimes fail to accept the full 
measure of it which is ours to en'ov. 


The Bible Institute has been a suc- 
cess in many respects. It was largely- 
attended by persons who come every 
year. Some of these come quite a 
distance. There were also many who 
had never attended these institutes 

The instructors gave much light on 
the scriptures they taught as well as 
inspiration to live them out. 

The special programs were well at- 
tended. On January 15, the education- 
al program was rendered. It opened 
with a Ladies' Quartette. S. G. 
Meyer gave a splendid oration. "The 
Greatest School." The main address 
was given by Rev. Robert MacGowan 
M. A. This lecture filled one with a 
desire to obtain the thing about 
which he spoke. The Chorus Class 
rendered a selection. 

The main feature of the temper- 
ance lecture given the following 
day was an address by Dr. Isenberg 
who drew a vivid picture of the 
the liquor traffic and other great 

"Thieves of Society" as he compared 
evils which prevail, with the thief in 
the scripture which tells the story of 
the good Samaritan. The comparison 
was good in every respect. The Boys 
Glee Club, and the College Male 
Quartette rendered selections of 
music. The former sang "The Little 
Brown Church in the Vale." the lat- 
ter, "Stand Up for Prohibition." 

l'he College kitchen floor is cov- 
ered with new linoleum and this to- 
gether with the new stoves makes the 
girls wish to take up Domestic 

Miss Cashman, who has been ill 
with pneumonia is slowly improving. 
We hope to have her among us soon. 

A number of the students have 
been ill with the grippe. 

Miss Brenisholtz has returned after 
an absence of several weeks on ac- 
count of illness. 

Miss Arbegast : "Miss Carper got 
a traveling bag for a Christmas gift. 
I got the grippe." 



In Botany class the professor 
asked, "What do you call a person 
who can turn his hand to anything?" 
I me of the boys promptly replied, 
"I )ouble-jointed." 

The Literary Societies have se- 
cured for their mom two oak library 
tables, and six oak chairs. There are 
also to be some new lamp shades. 

There will be a door instead of the 
window in the room nearest the fire 

In a written exercise in Ancient 
History: "Phidias was a great sculp- 
ture and architect. 

There will be a celebration in the 
near future. Mr. R — -has a new bas- 
ket ball suit and new shoes. 

Mr. Z — in chapel. "All those wish- 
ing pictures write your names in the 

I forace Reber, the oldest son of our 
I 'resident, is ill with pneumonia. 

Messrs. Kiefer and Bucher attend- 
ed the funeral services of Simon 

We noticed a number of persons at 
the programs and lectures lately who 
came here on the street car from 
Hershey and Palmyra. There is a 
great advantage in keeping in touch 
with the doings of the school through 
reading "Our College Times" then 
you may know when to come since 
it i- comparatively easy now to do 

The next lecture of the Lecture 
Course will be on February 4. by Dr. 
Byron C. Piatt. His subject will be, 
"Life Beyond the Law." 

The next lecture will be on Feb- 
ruary 19. by Dr. Fd. T. Hagerman. 

The subject will be "The World We 
Live In." 

J. Smith Damson on the evening 
of Jan. 4, gave an illustrated lecture 
"ii the "Potter and the Clay." He had 
with him along a potter's wheel on 
which he made clay waterpots and a 
jug with a handle, all of a very beau- 
tiful design. The lecture was very in- 
teresting as well as beneficial, be- 
cause he compared the moulding of 
clay to the moulding of our lives. 

Galen B. Royer on Jan. 7, visited 
the College. He also gave a very im- 
pressive talk on "The Great Need of 
V\ orkers in the Mission Field." 

I me of the trustees has been kind 
enough to donate a shower-bath to 
the Memorial Mall of the College. 
Favors like these shall not go unre- 

Prof. L. W. Leiter gave a talk in 
Chapel on Jan. 11 on Manners in 
1 hurch and Chapel Exercises. 

Dr. Linwood Eisenberg, superin- 
tendent of schools in the city of Ches- 
ter, recently donated hve dollars to 
i he College library. 

Ralph Bashore. who had been a 
student last year, recently left for 
Hudson, Ohio, where he will be em- 
ployed on a dairy farm. 

I >n .Sunday afternoon, Jan. 16. Miss 
Kathryn Ziegler gave a talk to the 
Xewville Sunday School. 

Professor in Physiology Class — Mr. 
Musser, where are the phalanges?— 
Mr. Mnsser— The phalanges are in 
the oesophagus of the intentional di- 

Roy G. Rcploglc, chief clerk of the 
Headquarters of the Coast Defenses 


of Boston, spent a few days on Col- 
lege Hill, visiting his brother A. Jay 

On Friday evening, Jan. 7, the stu- 
dents assembled in Music Hall where 
they took part in a social given by 
the Social Committee. After a short 
pro-ram of exercises, refreshments 
were served, after which the social 

Did you ever see a Rose smile? 
Miss Fries did last Sunday while out 
for a walk. 

Mr. Rose has been reported as 
being a very industrious carpenter. 
His hall teacher thinks he is making 
chicken coop*; to hold the chickens 
which could not find their way back 
to the chicken house after the recep- 

Mr. Walter Strayer left college 
last week to follow the painting 

The Athletic Association has just 
received a splendid new basket ball 
to be used by both lady and gentle- 
men students. 

Teacher in Arithmetic Class stated 
that an orange was a unit. The next 
day happening to see a peeling on his 

desk he asked Mr. S. what it was 
and He in reply stated it was the 
skin of a unit. 

The chemistry class baked bread, 
the kind we are told, that causes di- 

In Miss Cashman's absence, Lester 
Myer has taken her work in the din- 
in" room. He does his work quickly 
and in an experienced manner. 


I m January 7th, at which time the 
Homerian Society was to have a 
public program, several of the mem- 
bers who were to take a prominent 
part in the exercise were absent. For 
tins reason the pro-ram committee 
thought it wise to convert this liter- 
ary session into a social. The sugges- 
tion pleased everybody and the stu- 
dents spent a very pleasant evening. 
January 21st, at the private meet- 
ing Mr. Rose read the rules which 
are to govern the oratorical contest. 
A motion was made to defer action 
on these rules for two weeks. The 
nomination and election of officers 
for the next term was held. Tin 
sons elected were a- follows: f'res. 
Ceorge Carpetanios: V. Fres. M^ss 
Douty; Chaplain. Miss Laura Lan- 
dis ; Sec. Miss Good : Monitor. Miss 
Ruth Landis; Critic. Prof. Mever. 

The next public program will be 
given on Februarv 4th. 


In an earlier number of the "Times" 
we said something about new furni- 
ture. Last week Miss Meyer an- 
nounced to us at the dinner table 
that all the numbers of both the 
Keystone and the Homerian Society 
should go into music hall and express 
their opinion of the furniture. The 
"furniture" consisted of six chairs 
and two tables. It is all very prettv 
and substantial looking, being of 
golden oak and built in mission stvle. 



The Keystone meetings are always 
well attended but on Friday after- 
noon, January 14, the Music Hall was 
crowded. The decorating committee 
with the aid of the new furniture 
decorated the hall very attractively. 
It is remarkable how much a few 
new pieces of furniture adds to the 
appearance of music hall. 

( )n Friday the newly elected of- 
ficers were inaugurated. They were: 
Piesident. John Hershey; Vice Presi- 
dent, Elmer Royer; Secretary, Rulr 
S. Bucher and Critic, Prof. R. W. 

Fach participant of the program 
had his part well prepared and ^ave 
i! effectively. The program was as 
follows: Music by the College Male 
Ouartette; Oration— The Influence of 
the Reign of Queen Elizabeth. Eva 
Arbegast; Referred Question, Sketch 
of the Life of Booker T. Washing- 
ton, Ruth Reber; Piano Solo, The 
Twittering of the Birds, Ruth Buch- 
er: Debate — Resolved, That it is bet- 
ter to be rich when starting one's ca- 
reer than poor; The affirmative 
speakers were Ruth G. Taylor and 
John Hershey: The Negative speak- 
ers were Iva M. Long and David 
Markey. The judges decided in favor 
of the negative side. Music. Mixed 
Ouartette; Recitation. The Wreck of 
the Hesperus by Bertha Perry. 

Tuesday evening. January 4th, the 
girls played an exciting and interest- 
ing game. The seniors played the 
juniors and defeated them with the 
score of 21 to 12. The first half end- 

ed 12-0 in favor of the seniors. The 
juniors played hard, but it seemed 
the seniors played still harder. 

The second half was slow. Neverthe- 
less the juniors showed their ability 
and success over the seniors in pass- 
ing. Misses Longenecker and Bucher 
played a good game for the seniors. 
Miss Longenecker succeeded in shoot- 
ing 8 ^oals. Misses Reber and Booz 
played a good forward game. 
The score : 

Seniors Juniors 

Longenecker .. .forward. .. .A Reber 

Witmer forward Booz 

Landis center Withers 

Bucher guard Carper 

Perry guard R. Reber 

Field Goal: Witmer 2; Booz 5; 
Longenecker 8; A. Reber 3. Foul 
1 ii :i!s : Longenecker 1. Time of 
Halves 20 minutes. Referee, Miss G. 

The juniors on another evening 
succeeded in turning the tables 
mi the I'.asket Ball games, defeat- 
ing tin -t-niors with the score 
23 to 11. The juniors surely played 
hard. The Seniors lacked team work. 
They would misplace the ball, where- 
by the juniors would make use of the 
bad play and succeed in shooting; a 
goal. Misses Landis and Schwenk 
played a splendid forward game for 
the Seniors. Miss Withers played a 
good game at guard. The S 
Seniors Juniors 

Landis forward Booz 

Schwenk forward A. Reber 

Falkenstein center Doner 

Bucher guard Withers 

Carper guard Long 

Score — 11 — 23. 


Field Goals: Landis 2; Booz4; 
Schwenk 2; Falkenstein 2; Keber 5. 
Foul Goals: Laiulis 3; Schwenk 1; 
Booze 5. Time of halves, 20 minutes. 
Referee, Afiss Longenecker, 

The boys played another senior 
and junior game Friday evening 
Januarj 14. \gain the seniors defeat- 
ed the juniors. The juniors played a 
East game, but the seniors were right 
there with the same speed. Both 
teams did some fine passing. Engle 
an. I Myer played a fine game for the 
seniors. .Myers' work at guard was 
good. He also had a fine shot from a 
difficult position on the floor. Eber- 
sole and H. Hershey starred for the 
juniors. They both played a fine 
game. The Score: 
Seniors Juniors 

1'. Fugle forward. .. 11. Hershey 

J. Ilershey ....forward Wickel 

Leiter center Ebersole 

.Myer guard Landis 

< ieyer guard R. Gish 

Wenger Weaver 

Score — 19 to 13. 

Field Goals: I'. Fugle 3; .Myer 1; 
Wenger 2: Wickel 2; Weaver 1. Foul 
Goals: 1'. Engle 2; Geyer 1; J. Her- 
shey 4: Ft. Hershey 1; Weaver 2; 
Fbersole 1 ; Wickel 3. Time of halves 
20 minutes. Referee, Prof. Leiter. 

Wenger took Leiter"s position in last 
'inarter and Weaver took Fbersole's 

January 7, the hoys piayed a junior 
and senior game. The game was fast 
and aggressive. Every player had the 
proper basket ball spirit. The juniors 
had the ball the greater part of the 
time, hut they failed in shooting. J. 
Ilershey played a splendid game for 

the seniors. Wickel played an all 
around game. He did some remark- 
able passing. 

The sere is as follows: 

Sei iors Juniors 

I ' Engle forward. . . H. Hershey 

I. I!«r-he\ ....forward Wickel 

1 'ever center FI. Engle 

iter guard R. Gish 

L. .Myer guard Weaver 

Score 16 to 8. 

Field Coals: I'. Engle 1 : Weaver 1 : 
I. Ilershey 3: Geyer 1. Foul Goals : J. 
Hershey 5; Geyer 1: H. Hershev 4: 
Wickel 2. Time of halves 20 mil 
Referee, Prof. Leiter. 

Daily Program 
A. C. Baugher 

The sixteenth annual Bible Insti- 
tute opened January 12th. The regu- 
lar instructors were Edler Wm. H. 
Howe. Professors H. K. Uber and R. 
W. Schlosser. 

Elder Howe gave his forenoon in- 
struction from the Book of Job and in 
the afternoon from the Book of 
Revelation. Elder Howe has made a 
special study of these two books, and 
was therefore, very able to give us 
much light on that portion of the 
Rible. His series of sermons given 
in the evenings during the Institute 
were very inspiring and edifying. He 
had. as his favorite sentiment 
throughout the entire course of teach- 
ing and preaching. "If thou canst be- 
lieve, all things are possible to him 
that believeth." 


I'roicaaor UOer gave helpful talks 
uii Sunday school pedagogy. He 
ursl took up the question as to what 
comprises a Sunday School, and what 
its functions are. His definition of a 
Sunday School is the church at work 
teaching the Bible, winning souls to 
Christ and building up souls in 
Christ. A definition which clearly 
shows the functions and factors of a 
Sunday School. He also gave us a 
general view of the lessons for the 
present year, as well as methods for 
teaching them. He called our atten- 
tion to the fact thai nearly all the 
3 for the year are taken from 
the Book of Acts: which gives us a 
splendid opportunity to outline and 
stud) the Book. He emphasized the 
use of the question method, teaching 
without telling. He closed his talks 
by showing the value of local Bible 
and Sunday School Meetings in the 

Professor Schlosser gave instruc- 
tions two periods daily. In the fore- 
noon he based his instructions on the 
Book of Hebrews, and in the after- 
noon, lie gave us a full scriptural in- 
terpretation of the church ordinances. 
He showed clearly the differences be- 
tween ordinances, doctrines and rites. 
An ordinance he denned as a rite per- 
formed in a divinely instituted man- 
ner. A doctrine as a summary of 
teachings on a particular subject and 
a rite as a prescribed religious cere- 
mony. Each of the church ordinances 
was scripturally and logically dis- 

. One daily period in the afternoon 
was filled by other members of the 
faculty. This period during the first 

two days was rilled by Miss Eliza- 
beth Myer, who gave much valuable 
information in reading, especially 
Bible reading. 

Professor Meyer also gave us much 
lighl on the "Sermon on the Mount." 
His outline method of instruction, 
each member having an outline, 
made is exceedingly interesting and 

Our President, D. C. Reber, gave 
us a full outline of the Ages of the 
Bible, from creation to eternity. He 
divided the time- into periods as fol- 

Age of: 

I Innocense. 

a Creation to Fall 
II Conscience. 

a Expulsion to Deluge. 
Ill Human Government. 

a i >eluge to Call of Abram. 
I V 1 'n imise. 

a Covenant with Abram to 
'iiving of the Law. 

V Law. 

a Prom Sinai to Cross. 
VI Kingdom or Millennium. 

Descent of the Lord to Xew 
Heaven and New Earth. 

We were delighted to have with 
us, Sister Kathryn Ziegler, a mission- 
ary from India, on furlough. Sister 
Ziegler has spent about seven years 
in mission work. She spoke about 
the customs, habits, superstition and 
need of the people in India. 

The Bible Institute closed in the 
afternoon on Friday 22. Everybody 
feels that we have enjoyed a success- 
ful period of Bible study. 



Educational Meeting 
The Educational Program of the 
Bible Term was rendered in the Col- 
lege Chapel on Saturday afternoon, 
January 15th. 1910. The devotional 
exercises were conducted by Eld 
Wm. M. Howe, of Meyersdale, Pa 
The Ladies Quartette sang a selec- 
tion, entitled "Little Boy Blue" in a 
very effective way. 

Mr. S. G. Meyer, Cashier of the 
Fredericksburg National Bank, an 
alumnus of the school, delivered a 
very excellent oration on "The Great- 
est School." He said in part: The 
Home, the School, Vocation, State, 
and church, are the institutions that 
comprise what we choose to call "The 
Greatest School." He discussed each 
phase of his subject ably and earnest- 

The chief address of the afternoon 
was that of the Reverend Robert 
Mac-Gowan, Pastor of the First Pres- 
byterian church of Lancaster, Pa. His 
subject was, "The Purpose of Higher 
Education." He spoke fluently and 

He said in part: The great social 
movements in the last hundred and 
fifty years were caused by education. 
Difficulties in early education were 
magnified by Alarmists. There 
is no need for them, for edu- 
cation has taught the masses com- 
mon sense. They were afraid that 
education would make rogues of the 
people, but instead, education made 
men able to handle the rogue. Brains 
have taken away the dirty work. 
Brains are raw material, mind is the 
refined material. Education helps one 

to observe. So many of us see 
nothing. Education helps us to see 
God; to observe the right sort of 
thing. It is so easy to see the wrong 
thing. Education also helps one to ob- 
serve the right thing accurately. Edu- 
cation is the training of the mind ac- 
cording to standard rules and to use 
that rightly. If minds are out of con- 
nection, get your wires straightened. 
The soul cannot be tabulated. One 
must have freedom in his own heart. 
Education should broaden sym- 
pathies ; should give desire to live ; 
should give desire to know more ; 
should teach one to love principle 

Happiness first comes from the up- 
lifting of the souls of men. 

We must not scratch on the sur- 
face, but dig down for the deep 
things. It is then that we get the joy 
of the spirit of the mind in God. Our 
mind should be like a bee. diving 
deep for honey. Lincoln was an edu- 
cated man because he thought things. 

Education is tested by the kind of 
character produced in men and wo- 
men. Character should be in the eye 
of the teacher. Educating for service 
is training, training is something that 
holds us in check. Education "gets 
us there." 

Education helps one to see that 
there is something behind matter. 

The whole purpose of education is 
to lead us to God. 

A selection of Music by the Boys' 
Glee Club closed the very splendid 

Ruth Landis 


Temperance Meeting 

The Temperance League met in 
College Chapel at 10:30 A. M. Sun- 
day, January lb, l u lb with the Presi- 
dent, Professor R. W. Schlosser pre- 
siding. The main feature of the pro- 
gram was the splendid address by 
Dr. J. L. isenberg, Superintendent of 
the Schools of Chester. Dr. Isenberg 
took as his subject, The Thieves of 
Society. He said there are three, viz; 
the gambling den, the white slave 
traffic, and the licensed saloon. Dr. 
Isenberg spent fully one hour in de- 
nouncing the last thief. By using a 
number of good illustrations and 
showing statistics, he proved con- 
clusively that the saloon robs a man 
of his clothing, physical vitality, men- 
tal efficiency, manhood, character; 
makes man a consumer instead of a 
producer, obstructs civilization, is a 
menace to the community and throws 
a man wallowing headlong into per- 
dition. Dr. Isenberg, furthermore, 
stated that the forces of temperance 
are gaining ground daily and within a 
few years victory will be ours. 

C. T. Rose. 

Resolutions of Sympathy 

\\ hereas God in His infinite wis- 
dom has seen tit to take from this 
life in the bloom of youth, Simon, 
the brother of our fellow student, 
Jacob II. Gingrich; be it resolved: 

That we, the Faculty and Students 
of Elizabethtown College, bowing in 
humble submission to divine will ex- 
tend to the sorrowing and bereaved 
ones our >iiK-ere sympathy and point 
them to our Heavenly Father who 
alone is able and willing to comfort 
and heal the wounded heart: 

Be it further resolved, that we 
-end a copy of these resolutions to 
the bereaved family and have them 
published in ( )ur College Times and 
the Lebanon Semi-Weekiv. 

L. W. Leiter, 
Geo. C. Neff, 
Naomi Longenecker. 

We were glad to have with us dur- 
ing the past Bible Term Sister Kath- 
ryn Zeigler, '08, a representative of 
the India Mission field to which she 
was called about eight years ago. She 
gave us some very interesting in- 
formation pertaining to conditions 
the people and her experiences while 
in India. 

Mr. S. G. Meyer, 08' and 10, gave 
us a splendid oration entitled, "The 
Greatest School of Life," as one fea- 
ture of the educational program ren- 
dered Saturday afternoon, Jan. 15 ; 

The rumbling of the old hack was 
a source of joy to those not inside. 
For many of us expected to see faces 
of those for whom College Hill re- 
calls memories of the past. 

Miss Rhoda Miller, '15, of Me- 
chanicsburg. was one of the first 
alumni to arrive to spend a few 
days with us during the Bible Insti- 

Mrs. Mary Hess Reber. '05, also 
left her school duties for a short time 
to enjoy the Saturday and Sunday 

Two who have recently left us and 
who are closely associated with each 
other, Miss Mary Hershey, 'IS and 
.Miss Grace Moyer, '15, came to Col- 
lege Hill together. They are both 
busy school "marms" and they report 
varied experiences in their work. 

In chapel services on Wednesday 
morning, Jan. 19 we were greeted by 
the cheerful faces of Mr. and Mrs. 
Glassmere, '07 and '10, as well as 
Martin Alexander's. They spent the 
day with us. 

As we were writing these notes 
Mr. J. H. Breitigan, '05, appeared in 
the library. It does us good to see 
and hear from those who were here 
in the earlier days of the school. 

1 just heard from Miss Sara Rep- 
logle. '14, who is now at Bethany 
Bibly School, Chicago. She says she 
is enjoying her work very much and 
wishes that we might enjoy some of 
the things that she is. 

Mrs. Emma Wampler, (nee Cash- 
man ), '09, has been spending a week 
at a cottage, near the College, where 
she and her mother are waiting on 
her sister who was attending school 
when she became ill. 



Mr. and Mrs. Dixon returned from 
Chicago shortly before Christmas and 
spent several weeks with their 
friends. Mrs. Dixon (nee Kline,) '05 
and '08, is well known to many of 
you. 1 am sure you will be in- 
terested to know that they have gone 
to Parkersburg, Pa., where Rev. 
Dixon has been chosen pastor of the 
Brethren Church. 

Miss Gertrude Keller. '12, has been 
spending the week with her sister, 
Mrs. L. W. Leiter, '11. She has also 
been attending the Bible Institute. 

Miss [Jessie Horst, '14, was in our 
midst, also, one day this past week. 

( Hhers whom we have seen attend- 
ing si ime of the services or programs 
are Misses Viola Withers, '09. Lillian 
Falkehstein, '11, Linda Huber, '14. 
Mrs. Stella P.ufrenmever (nee Hofrerl 

07. Messrs. C. L. Martin, 13, Abel 
Madeira, 10, J. Z. Herr, '05 and Mrs. 
Mary A. Croft \nee Stayer; , '04. 

A very interesting letter from Rev. 
and -Mrs. B. F. Waltz, '14 and '10 
came to College Hill recently. They 
arc both enjoying their present loca- 
tion and are actively engaged in re- 
ligious work. Mr. Waltz has been an 
instructor in two I'-ihle Institutes 
recently held. 

\\ e received a message from Sis- 
ter I'.essie Rider, 03. informing us 
that she. with her friend, Sister Net- 
tie Sanger, left Chicago Wednesday 
evening. January 19. for Seattle. 
Washington. From here they will sail 
for their future field of service. China. 
May they have a pleasant voyage 
and be safely kept by the Unseen 
Hand that overrules all. 




The Goshen College Record of 
Goshen, Ind., is a well-balanced paper 
reflecting the life of the school in its 
various departments. 

Purple and Gold, Ashland, Ohio: 
Your material is not arranged sys- 
tematically. Some of your news is 
scattered among your advertisements. 
'Jin- -hows bad taste. However, your 
literary department is up to the 

The Palmerian, Lordsburg, Cal. 
Your paper, as a whole, displays the 
inner life of the school. Your literary 
department might be larger, and the 
paper increased four i t six pages. 

Searchlight. West Xewton. Pa. — 
The person who made the design for 
your cuts evidently did not try to dis- 
play the aesthetic sense. The one for 
"Personals" reminds one of a vaude- 
ville advertisement. Your name is 
suecresth e 

Linden Hall Echo, Lititz, Pa.— We 
question whether one half of a school 
paper should be devoted to advertise- 
ments. Your literary department 
might be stronger. Your paper shows 
the spirit of the school. 

The Comenian, Bethlehem, Pa. — 
Yours is a well-balanced paper, giv- 
ing a splendid report of your school. 

Blue and Gold, West Chester, Pa. 
The material of the first half of your 
paper might be better classified and 
arranged; the last half is well ar- 

High School Impressions, Scran- 
ton, Pa. — We r[uestion the propriety 
of some of your cuts. You have a 
very good literary department. 

The McColpa. McPherson, Kans. — 
Your paper spells industry. All the 
departments of the school are well 
represented. Your explanation of the 
new faculty member is aptly stated. 
Congratulations ' 



| | College Times j 


Oolite Times 



March! March! March! They are 

In troops to the tunc of the wind: 
Red-headed woodpeckers drumming. 

Gold-crested thrushes behind; 
Sparrows in brown jackets hopping 

Past every gateway and door; 
Finches with crimson caps stopping 

lust whore they stopped years be- 

March! March! March! They are 

Into their places at last: 
Little white lily-buds, dripping 

Under the showers that fall fast; 
Buttercups, violets, roses: 

Snowdrop and bluebell and pink; 
Throng upon throng of sweet posies. 

Bending the dewdrops to drink. 

March! March! March' They will 

I n ih ;>i the wild bugle sound ; 
Blossoms and birds in a flurry. 

Fluttering all over the ground. 
Hang out your flags, birch and wil- 
low ! 

Shake out your red tassels, larch! 
Up. blades ofgrassfrom your pillow! 

Hear win- is calling vou — March' 


Anna Miles 

In the central part of Texas, where 
i hi stage coach was still in existence, 
was a small town or district named 
Eli Paso. This name was given to the 
district merely for the convenience of 
the stage-coach driver in order that 
he mighl have a certain place at 
which i" stop. There were no groups 
of houses in the district as we think 
of a town to-day but merely an inn 
and many ranches for some miles 

During the summer and especially 
the summer of 1001. the stage-coach 
traveled only in the morning, late af- 
ternoon and evening on account of 
the extreme heat. When the coach 
stopped at the inn. the passengers 
wen! inside, had dinner and after that 
amuse. 1 themselves in anyway they 
wished, until it was time for them to 
start on the road again. The horses 
were also fed and put in the stable 
back of the inn until about half-past 
three o'clock, when they were hitched 
to the coach. 

At one side of the inn. commonly 

known as Bevy's Corner, was the bar 

This was tilled most of the time with 

ranchers and sometimes questionable 

acters, Hack of the bar 

as ili. gambling room. In this 

of rough looking 

men, playing poker and drinking heer 

.ere very much interested in 
the game and seldom if ever spol i . 
while others seemed to he playing 
"for pa-- tim< For several moments, 
tln-re was not a sound in the • 

rds, when 
lv oi .' the men. known as 

Crooked Faced Frank, raised his head 
and listened. In a few minutes every 
man forgot his cards and was listen- 
in- intently. 

In the bar room, Mickey, the stage- 
coach driver, about half drunk, was 
telling Bevy that this evening one of 
the p,reat cattle dealers was going to 1 
send with him i Mickey) the money 
fir Bill Andrew's cattle, which he 
had sold him the other day. Then, 
after he had given this important 
news, he staggered out of the bar. 

As soon as he had closed the door, 
the men in the gambling room looked 
at one another and winked. Frank. 
then, proposed that they try to get 
the money and go away because he 
was tired of the place and wished to 
go where it was more lively. The 
men all agreed to his plan with 
eagerness except one. Buckskin, who 
was sitting in the corner. lie did not 
say anything but the men were so 
interested in their plan to get the 
money that they did not notice his 
silence. They planned that that 
evening they would all hide in the 
wood along the road about a half 
mile from the inn and hold up the 
stage coach, take the money from 
Mickey and ride away as fast as their 
horses could carry them After their 
plan wa^ adopted, Frank looked 
ajound at each man to see if they 
were all with him in the game. F.very 
face seemed mtereste I. Even Buck- 
skin's face seemed to satisfy him 

Vfter ever\ thine had been talked 
si ime i if 'he men In gan to play 
again, while others walked out in the 
bar room to -ei n few more drinks. 
Bucks! excuse to Frank 

that be had to ride over t.' his 


brother's ranch but he would be back 
in time to go along with the gang for 
uk- money. A.s he rode away, he was 
, debating in his mind whether, what 
.-he was going to do, was the best 
thing <>r not. But he must have de- 
cided that it was. for, as soon as he 
was out of the sight of the inn, he 
spurred his. horse into a gallop to- 
ward the sheriff's office. 

When he reached the office, he 
threw the lines over the horse's head. 
looked around to see it any one saw 
him and burst into the office. As 
Buckskin came in the sheriff looked 
Up from his book and gazed curious- 
ly at him wondering what business 
he bad with him. Buckskin, however, 
ilid not leave him long in doubt, but 
plunged into his story. The sheriff, 
except for a few changes of expres- 
sion "ii his face, did not move or say 
a word until he was through talking. 
Then as he realized that it called 
for immediate action, he sent for his 
assistants. As soon as they came, he 
told them i'.i a few words what was 
going to occur and what must be done. 
Before they started, the sheriff leaned 
down from his saddle and shook Buck- 
skin by the hand. He, also, told him 
to stay around the office, because he 
would be needed as witness in the 
trial if the gang was caught. As 
Buckskin walked out of the office, he 
felt ashamed thai he had told on the 
gang but he braced himself and rode 
toward his brother's ranch. 

In the meantime, the gang was 
anxiously waiting for Buckskin. They 
waited for about fifteen minutes and 
as he did not come, one of the men 
suggested that his brother may have 
wanted him to stav and he did not 

know how to get away. By this time 
the horses were growing impatient 
and the men were becoming angry, so 
Frank said the) would go without 
him. Then, making as little noise as 
possible, they started for the wood. 
When they reached the place, they led 
the horses into the wood a little way 
an d sat down to wait until it was 
time for the stage-coach to pass. 
Frank, then began to go over the plan 
again so that there might be no mis- 
take in carrying them out. The men 
were so interested in the conversa- 
tion that they did not notice the rust- 
ling of the dry leaves or see the 
figures that were stealthily surround- 
ing them. Then as Frank was telling 
them that they should all have their 
horses ready. the sheriff called. 
"Hands Up.'' Every man jumped to 
his feet and tried to escape but thev 
were completely surrounded. The 
sheriff, then put handcuffs upon them 
and made each ride his horse with 
one of the assistants at his side. The 
ride to the jail was a quiet one until 
about half the distance was covered 
when one of the men said. "I'll bet it 
was that rascal. Buckskin, that bawl- 
ed on us." All the other men nodded 
their heads and rode on sullenly. 

The jail of the district was of a 
rather crude nature. It consisted of 
only one room and every one was 
compelled to go in this room. So, that 
night when the .gang was placed in 
the cell or room, they tried to escape 
but the door was guarded too well on 
the outside. Then after thev found 
that it was useless for them to trv to 
escape. Frank began to plan a way in 
which he might be able to get "even" 
with Buckskin. In this way, thev 


spent the remainder of the night. 

The next morning was the trial. 
Every one who had heard of the at- 
tempted robber) was present to hear 
the trial. Each member oi the gang 
gave his testimony and tried to make 
it appear that they did not mean to 
steal the money but merely to scare 
Mickey. Finally, Buckskin was called 
up to the sheriff's desk. As he walk- 
ed toward the front of the room, 
some of the gang hissed. Buckskin 
wheeled around and started for one 
of them but the sheriff called for 
order, so he kept on his way to the 
desk. He gave his testimony in a 
clear, distinct manner. He told of 
their plan and how although he was 
not a coward, he could not see a poor, 
hard working man robbed of his 
money in that cold blooded manner. 

The jury, then, after some delibera- 
tion gave the verdict, "Guilty." The 
gang tried to pint on a pitiable ex- 
pression but utterly failed and when 
the sheriff gave the sentence of five 
years and hard labor in the state 
prison, their expression turned to 
anger. As the assistants led the men 
out of the office. Frank, looking over 
his shoulder at Buckskin cried. "Nev- 
er mind, you traitor, you'll set yours 
yet." But the assistant jerked him 
around and pushed him through the 

e years later, when the £an£ 
was set free, Frank tried to keep his 
threat but he searched for Buckskin 
in vain. After the trial 
termining I lead a clean life, left 
that section of the country and 

Harold E. Beck 

Cue day during the Revolutionary 
war, there was a rap on a certain 
door in Philadelphia which caused 
some excitement in the home. The 
listress of the house hastened to the 
door and to her great surprise, there 
stood General Washington with a 
few of his closest friends. 

She took them in and when seated 
in a nice warm room General Wash- 
ington said to her, "Well. Miss Betsy, 
we have come to you to see if yon 
will make us a flag for our men who 
ire fighting for freedom. If you have 
any suggestions of how to go about it 
and what would be appropriate for 
the country, please let us hear them?" 
\fter a short pause he continued, 
"We do not want it too elaborate nor 
at the same time too plain. It is our 
idea not to have any eagles, lions, or 
dragons on it, such as most other 
countries have." 

"T was thinking lately that the 
dear men who are fighting for our 
homes and freedom might be en- 
couraged some, if they had a flag 
which they could follow and keep 
their eyes on during the hard fight- 
ing." said Betsy. 

Atler some talking they came to 
the conculsion that as the Puritans 
had firsl settled here in order to have 
freedom in worshipping God that 
they wanted something on the flag 
to keep it in mind. It was decided 
h< re would have i" be bine in 
the Flag as it stood for truth and also 
because it was the color of the 
heavens where ]]c went 
in- the truth," and through whose 


help the countr) was settled. Then 
they decided on white which stood for 
purity as the people wanted c\erv- 
pure and clean in their new 
country. Furthermore was not that 
what they were fighting for so earn- 
estly ? So they now had two color! 
for their new flag. 

After more suggestions had been 
given and thoughts had been express- 
ed as to what shape the flag should 
rl how the colors should be ar- 
ranged. Miss Betsy proposed that 
they add a third color, red. which 
denoted courage and bravery and 
pictured the valor of the men who 
were fighting For the other two em- 
blems. Purity and Truth. 

Having laid all plans for the flags. 
General George Washington and his 
friend left to call in a few days for it. 

Miss Betsy Ross gathered some 
red. white and blue pieces of cloth 
lying around the house and started to 
sew them together. T.ittle did she 

thai this flag would be re- 
sjvected b\ ail nations. When she had 
; n. she sent a messenger to 
I ieneral Washington with the news. 
W ! i : lie arrived and the flag was 
shown to him he uncovered his head 
bowed before it — that beautiful 
flag of thirteen red and white stripes 
with the held of blue and the circle of 
stars in it. 

The thirteen stripes represent the 
thirteen individual colonies, while the 
the circle of thirteen stars pictured 
them united in one body for the de- 
fence of all that was noble and true. 

In the following years we see how 
the nation as a whole stood for all 
that it symbolized, how they stood 
for the freedom of all persons during 
the Civil War and for the freedom of 
the poor, depressed colonist of Spain 
in the Spanish American war. Who 
dares to say that we have not lived 
up to what our flag proclaims to the 
best of our ability! 

Naomi Longenecker. . . 

David Markey 

Sara Mover '. Alumni Notes 

Iva Long K. L. S. News 

George Capetanios Homerian News 



I School Notes 


Harvey Geyer Athletics 

W. Scott Smith Business Manager 

Paul H. Engle Ass't Manager 

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' )n the fourth of March we cele- 
brate the anniversary of the dedica- 
tion of our college buildings. This 
day and also the anniversary of the 
founding of the school are two very 
important days in the history of 
Elizabethtown College. It is at these 
times that her students and alumni 
are drawn closer to her. 

What is mir school 3 What is Eliza- 
bethtown College? Wc might give 
the definition of a school <">r we 

might give in a sentence just what a 
college is. and they both would an- 
swer these questions, only in part. 
Our school is different from every 
other school or college and we need 
more than a general definition to 
really tell what it is. 

\bout half a mile east from Eliza- 
bethtown is the spot known as Col- 
lege Hill. On this gently elevating 
is situated Elizabethtown Col- 
rhere arc two substantial brick 
buildings divided into class rooms, a 



dining room, and dormitory 
As we look at these buildings 
we are made to wonder what cause 
led them to be built. The motive 
which prompted their erection was 
Vastly different from that which 
prompts the putting up of a factory 
or store building. The founders were 
not planning a means of personal 
.gain. They gave time, thought and 
money without any gain to them- 
selves that our school might exist. 
kI the buildings be made possible. 
But these buildings are not the 
school, neither is the motive which 
prompted tin- erection of the build- 

The Facultj is composed of eigh- 
teen members — men and women of 
high ideals and christian characters. 
Tin \ have not spared time nor hard 
. rk in preparation for the work 
the) are doing. Some of them are 
making noble sacrifices by giving 
•heir services to our shcool, and it is 
because of these , sacrifices that it is 
possible to have so strong a faculty. 
Their earnest endeavor is to give to 
the students such inspiration as will 
lead in high ideals and the formation 
of a well rounded character. But the 
faculty i s not the school. 

Every dormitory room, with a few 
exceptions, is occupied by students. 
These young- men and women have 
come from all parts of the state that 
they might grow into a fuller life in 
every respect. Taken as a whole thev 
make the school largelv what it is. 
Their ambitions, their desires, and 
their ideals are the things which the 
<=chool rises up to meet, and to 
strengthen Recause of this the stu- 
dent feels a certain degree of pride in 

his heart for the school. He strives 
to set his aims high, to show in his 
life the marks of culture and good 
training. He enters into the life of 
the place and besides being made 
himself, he in turn, is helping to 
make the school. This class, then, is 
tin school at work. 

Those who have finished their 
c< urse of training and have been 
graduated from the school are its 
children. While they are no longer 
students and do not live in the col- 
lege buildings as they once did, yet 
they never cease to be a part of the 
school. Their attitude toward the 
school is different from that of the 
student. The alumni has a feeling for 
his Alma Mater that is akin to the 
reeling he bears toward his parents. 
To his parents he owes his birth, his 
existence. To his Alma Mater he 
owes the possibility of Jiving the full 
free life. Because of the richer life 
which he has received, he is thankful 
that the school has existed for him. 
Furthermore he desires that it shall 
continue to exist that many more 
ma\ be enriched as he has been. The 
true alumnus however is not satis- 
fy ' that the school shall merely con- 
: i exist, but he has an earnest 
desire that it shall grow and become 
equipped to carry on its noble 
work. He is a product of the school, 
and now it is his turn to become a 
promoter of his Alma Mater. In 
order that he may do this, he must 
keep in touch with the work of the 
school, seek out her needs and rise 
up to meet them. 

Just now our school is crowded 
with students, and will scarcely be 
able to accommodate all with rooms 



for the spring term. In the very near 
future another building will be need- 
ed/ The alumni have a grand privi- 
lege to distinguish themselves by ris- 
ing up to meet this need. In this 
bthlding there should be planned cer- 
tain mums with much needed equip- 
ments for some of the departments of 
the school. Then too. some who are 
lovers of the esthetic side of life have 
been dreaming for a number of years 
of a lake on the campus. While this 
would greatly improve appearances. 
yet the school has need of other 
things which are more essential at 
the present time. Would that these 
needs could be met early SO that the 
school will not need to suffer through 
a lack. Those who take this work 
upon themselves will not be putting 
their money on interest at a high 
rate per cent. They may never re- 
ceive a cent from it. but they will be 
rewarded in a richer way than with 
dollars and cents. They will be help- 
ing a cause which has a growing in- 
fluence for good. It may truly be said 
•of our Alma Mater. "We see not in 

this life the end of her usefulness. 
Her influence never dies. In ever 
widening circles it reaches beyond 
the grave."' 

And now if her alumni help to pro- 
mote her life and interests they will 
have a deeper feeling binding them 
to her. They will feel like saying — 
TTow dear to this heart are the scenes 
of my school days, 
When Fond recollection presents 
them to view ! 
'I In orchard, the campus, the cool 
shad) maples, 
Vnd every loved spoi which as 
students we knew ; 
The driveway in front, and the walk 
that runs by it : 
The spot where the ball •James 
were ardently played : 
The strawberry patch, and the tennis 
courts nigh it; 
And even the field where the clover 
would grow : 
The dainty pink clover, the sweet- 
smelling clover, 
The dearest of clover that ever 
could grow. 



>^n March 27th Elizabethtowu Col- 
jeg\r otters a splendid opportunity to 
teachers of the Public Schools, and to 
others who have been pupils in the 
Public Schools, to take a twelve 
weeks' program. At this time the 
work of the School will be largely 
reorganized to accommodate those 
entering school to prepare better for 
teaching or to enter some couise of- 
fered by the school. Those teaching 
are especially urged to avail them- 
selves of the opportunities offered by 
the Spring Term and the Summer 
Term which follows closely after the 
Spring Term, for in this way really a 
half year's work in some course of 
instruction can He successfully com- 

The Pedagogical Department offers 
instruction in the following classes: 
Elementary Pedagogy, School 

Management, School Hygiene, Sys- 
tems of Education, Ethics, Physiol- 
ogical Pedagogics, and Philosophy 
of Teaching Besides these pro- 
fessional studies, may be pursued 
Caesar, Cicero, Virgil, Elements of 
Latin and German. Etymology, Eng- 
lish Classics, Agriculture. English 
History. American Literature, Book- 
keeping, Vocal Music. History of 
Pennsylvania, Physical Geography 
and American History. 

The School offers special advan- 
tages tn High School Graduates who 
wish to review the common school 
branches preparatory to taking the 
Teachers' Examination for teaching, 
or if they prefer they can take 
studies preparatory to entering Col- 
lege, in case their High School di- 

ploma does not give them such ad- 
mission privileges. 

Persons preparing to take the ex- 
amination for Professional and Per- 
manent Certificates will also find it 
to their advantage to enroll for the 
Spring Term. 

The Commercial Department of 
the School will be glad to welcome 
High School graduates into its 
classes, thus entering upon an attrac- 
tive course of study leading to a 
Commercial Diploma. This Depart- 
ment has never been in the hands of 
more thorough and capable teachers 
than at the present time. 

High School teachers wishing to 
utilize the Spring and Summer vaca- 
tion in pursuing collegiate studies 
will also find classes suitable to their 

The Bible Department has also 
been strengthened and invites stu- 
dents to take courses in this Depart- 
ment during the Spring Term. In- 
struction in Piano, Organ and Voice 
Culture is also offered. 

Expenses for Boarding students 
for the Spring Term, including en- 
rollment fee of $5.00 is boarding $3.00 
per week, making a total of $60. The 
I >;iy -tudents' expenses are $18.50 
besides the enrollment fee. Any one 
interested in the above announcement 
should send for the Annual Cata- 
logue of the School and make early 
annlication for a room. Although our 
bnilding-s are now considerably 
crowded the school will arrange for 
the accommodation of all who desire 
to enroll 

'\dditiona1 information will be 
rheerfullv furnished on application to 
the President. 

V#-u.r. [ 

Robins, owls, larks, dandelions, 
ice-covered trees, sleighing, coasting 
and snow-balling all in two weeks 

On February 4. Dr. Byron Piatt 
made his fourth appearance in the 
College chapel. He fired the audi- 
ence with enthusiasm as formerly. 

Dr. T. W. Shannon was with us on 
Wednesday of the first week in Feb- 
ruary, and gave a course of lectures 
on Eugenics. He is giving his life to 
the work of teaching correct thinking 
and living. His last lecture "Did God 
Make Woman to be Morally Better 
than Man " was especially strong. 

On February 12. Miss Elizabeth 
Mver visited at her h»me in Bare- 

Mr. T. J. Kreider. who is pursuing 
his senior year's work at Franklin & 
Marshall College, spent Saturday and 
Sunday. February 10 and 20. one of 
his regular periodic calls, on College 
Hill visitinsr friends. We think he is 
interested in the Art department. 

M^ses Bnth Bncher and Ruth 

Lahdis were in Lancaster on Feb 
ruary 12. 

( hi February 16, College Hill was 
visited by the board of trustees, who 
held a business session on that day 

Mr. !>■ — "Doctor, would you say 
that the crazy bone is in the head?" 

Dr. R. — "I have already seen crazy 
people who had bones in their 

went home to at- 
if her sister. She 
1>v Professor 

Miss Ella Booz 
tend the wedding 
was accompanied 

Rev. W. B. Stoddard of Washing- 
ton D. C, gave a talk one morning 
after chapel exercises on Anti-Sec- 

Miss Lizzie Gingrich visited hire 
on February 18. 

Miss Cashman. who ha> recovered 
sufficiently from an attack of pneu- 
monia to be moved was taken home 
by her sister Mrs. Wamplcr and her 
mother. Our rood wishes attend 


On Saturday. Februat 

12. Mr 


Ira Schlossei 
Sh< leneck. 

Miss Sadii 
taken to her 


home at 

arper, who has been 

in- .m account of ill- 
ness is said to be improving. 

On February IK. Miss ('.race Burk- 
hart and her brother \rthur arrived 
at College to spend several days. 

F 'rotes 
in chape 

I. S. Harley gave a talk 
Apologies, Like all his 
short but full and well 

talks i 

hi the hall of Alpha Hall may be 
seen a group of photographs of the 
grand children ..f Flizabethtown Col- 
lege—children of the alumni. They 
look bright and well cared for. What 
else could one expect? 
What though on homely fare we 

Wear simple clothes and a'that ; 
We hear it said among cultured 

F.'town is The Place for a'that. 

On February 13. Mr. Geo. Capitan- 
eos gave a lecture in the United 
Brethren Church at Florin. 

Professor in Civics asked, "What 
is the duty of the Orphans' Court?" 

Student — "To take charge of the 
wills of diseased people. 

Dr. Edward T. Hagerman lectured 
in the College Chapel on February 
9. His lecture was full of gems of 
thought and wholesome humor. 

Prof. Ober and Prof. Schlosser had 
charge of a Bible institute held at 
Reistville Feb. 11 and 12. Prof. Ober 
discussed Sunday School problems 
and Prof. Schlosser taught the Book 
of Acts. 

Our Janitor Mr. Dennis had been 
ill for a few davs. Mr. Hertzler took 

. barge of Mr. Dennis' work during 
his absence. 

Messrs. Geo. C. N'eff and lleiirv 
llershey spent a few days visiting at 
Juniata College. 

Miss Arbegast is again able '." be 
about her stu lies. 

The social committee on Feb. 12. 
gave a social for the benefit of the 
students. The ones who attended it 
reported it a great success. 

Our next number on the lecture 
course will be given on the evening 
of March 17 in Market Hall. It will 
be an interpretative reading of "The 
Shepherd of the Hills" by Miss M. 
Beryl Buckley. Nobody can afford to 
miss this number. 

Mr. Walter Landis had his left 
arm fractured in a fall on Feb. 22. 

Mr. O. E. Kreider visited College 
Hill. Mr. Kreider is taking a course 
on telegraphy in one of the schools of 


A Brief of the Chapel Talk given by 
Prof. Harley 

The etymology of • the word 
apology. Creek apo, away, and lego, 
to speak, suggests that an apology 
is an act by which one speaks away 
or removes with words an offense he 
has caused. At least this will lead us 
to an important distinction between 
apologies. Apologies are real and 
pretended. Many a formal apology 
is made in order to escape punish- 
ment, or to further one's designs, 
and does not spring mainly from a 
desire to heal a wound or relieve dis- 
tress in a brother's heart On the 


other hand, apologies have been 
made which were so utterly sincere 
that the one to whom they were 
-poken wished for a repetition of the 
offense which would call for an 
apology so comforting, so delightful, 
so genuine. 

The principal element in each real 
apology is sympathy. Having grieved 
someone, we wish to remove the 
pain. But such sympathy will extend 
to all creatures which have feeling. 
■\nd so. instances are not lacking 
where apologies have been made to 
dumb animals in a way that they 
could understand and appreciate. 

As long as human nature is dual 
and there is lodged in each breast a 
brute and an angel, so long will there 
be occasion for apologies. The cheer- 
ing thought in this connection is that 
tin possessor of this dual nature 
needs but have the right attitude in 
order to live a triumphant life. As 
long as he hates the brute and loves 
the angel, and has. when the brute 
commits an offense, enough of the 
angel within him to make an apology, 
so long his life is tending upward, 
and he is placing the brute more and 
more beneath his feet while he en- 
thrones the angel in his heart. 

the pupil." Another feature was a 
reading by Miss Brenisholtz. 

The public program of February 
11th, was unique, instructive and in- 
teresting. Each number was per- 
formed in an artistic way. Miss 
Laura Landis gave a reading en- 
titled. "Ilepsy's Ambition." In her 
usual easy maimer she represented 
to us the character of a young man 
Making fame as a poet. Mr. Virgil 
rlolsinger succeeded well as he re- 
cited calmly the sublime words of 
the composition entitled, "True Re- 
form." Miss Longenecker's selection 
was spoken in her customary im- 
pressive style. "The Prelude by Rarh- 
maninoff" played by Miss Floy Good 
after Miss Hess had given an oral 
introduction of the same deserved the 
cordial reception it received. 

At the private meeting of February 
18th, Miss Floy Good played several 
selections on the piano. Miss Ger- 
trude Hess introduced each of these 
selections with an interpretation 
which greatly aided the hearers in 
understanding the music. Miss 
P.renisholtz ended the program with 
a few lines of verse, of a humorous 
nature. Thus after an agreeable half- 
hour the soctetv adjourned 


The Homerians met in private ses 
sion January 28th. when an im- 
promptu debate was given by Miss 
Schwenk and Miss Brandt. The sub- 
ject of the debate was. "Resolved 
that the teacher is more responsible 
f or the success of a r. citation than 


1 m Fehruarj eleventh the Key- 
stoners met in a privati executive 
session. The officers thai were elected 
were: presidnt. Sara Reahm : Vice 
President. Bertha Perry; Secretary. 
Ruth Kilhefnei and Critic. Scott 


' in I "ebruary eighteenth the of- 
ficers were inaugurated. The Presi- 
dent, Miss Beahm, gave an inaugural 
address which we think will help to 
raise the standards of the society. 
I he first number of the program 
which followed was a piano solo by liooz. Mr. Howell then gave 
a declamation the title of which was 
■•The Life of Moses." This was a 

ven g 1 sketch of the life of Moses 

and was well given. A Question box 
then followed which was conducted 
by Mr. Hertzler, The questions that 
were handed in by different members 
of the society were very good and 
there was a lively interest in the 
meeting. The next number was an 
essay on St. Valentine's day by Miss 
llrich. In this she told the origin of 
the day and how it is celebrated. The 
original dialogue given by Mr. Wick- 
el and Mr. Replogle prophesied a 
great future for Elizabethtown Col- 
lege. They even told us who the fu- 
ture teachers would be. The literary 
echo given by Mr. Oram T.eiter was 
full of news and humorous. 


Have you ever heard the expres- 
sion, "they have lost the game last 
night because they lacked team 
work." What do they mean by team 

This question of team work is 
much discussed, was discussed, and 
it always will be discussed. In few 
other games is team work so es- 
sential as in basket ball. The success 
of ,'inv team can onlv be secured bv 

everj player of the team dropping 
into his place at the right time, and 
performing his work for the 

and success oi his team and no1 

his own glory. The team must be a 

unit before it can be successful. 

Many a time a coach has been dis- 
usted at his players, because the\ 
persisted in playing for persona! 
praise rather than take his part of the 
game and playing it as part of the 
team. Whenever a player has reached 
that stage where he thinks he is the 
whole team and that the team must 
surely have him to win. then is the 
time that it would be better for him- 
self, as well as for the team, if a 
noose were placed about his neck 
and he were gently drawn to the 
gallery among the spectators where 
he should be. 

Some players cannot endure hear- 
ing some of the other players con- 
gratulated. The) are so selfish thai 
they want all the glory for them 
selves. Tln-n again some player 
must always be carried on the 
shoulder of the audience; their play- 
ing must always be talked about; 
or a few yells composed about their 
playing before they can play their 
part successfully. Any coach who 
permits such players on their team is 
doing a great injustice to the team. 

In short, team work always wins 
the games: but individual playing al- 
ways loses the games. 

\ very interesting and exciting- 
game of basket ball was played Fri- 
day evening. January 28. between 
the Germans and Allies. The plav- 
insr was close during the whole game 
The Germans had their red blood 
aroused, and the Allies kept pursue 



ing them every minute of the game. 
At the end of the first half the 
score was 21 to 13 in favor of the 
Germans. The second half the Allies 
played a splendid game. They guard- 
ed close and succeeded well in shoot- 
ing. Engle and J. Hershey starred 
for the Germans and Ebersole and E. 
Groff starred for the Allies. The 
Score : 

Germans Allies 

Engle, P. .. .forward. .. .Ebersole, C. 

Hershey. J forward .. Hershey, H. 

Gingrich, J center Groff, E. 

Geyer, H guard .... Wickel, E. 

Rose, C guard .... Kreider, H. 

Final score 33 to 32. 

Field Goals : Engle 6. Ebersole 4, 
Hershey H. 1. Hershey J. 6. Gingrich 
1, Rose 2. Groff n. Wickel 2. Foul 
Goals: Engle 1, Geyer 2, Ebersole 6. 
Time of Halves 20 minutes. Referee, 
Elam Zug. Umpire. A. T. Replogle. 

Recently, by the State Board of 
Examiners in Penna., Miss Carrie 
was granted a teacher's per- 
anem certificate. 

Professor L. W. Leiter, 09, and 
11. has resumed his school duties 
from which he was absent for some 
time because of the mumps. 

At the close of his first semester 
at the University of Pennsylvania, 
>wen Hershey. '15 visited Col- 
•h\\ and attended Dr. Piatt's ex- 
cellent lecture on "Life Beyond the 

< )ther visitors were Mr. Edgar 
Diehm. '13, Mis- Rhoda Miller,' 15. 
Mr. Paul Mess. '15 and Mr. C. L. 
Martin, '13. 

We have heard that Mr. Mack 

stein, '13, who had substituted 

in' the York schools Pennsylvania. 

was given charge of the seventh 


Be on the lookout for the next 1S- 
c ne of the Times, for, a novel feature 
will appear. Tt is the picture of the 
children of our alumni. 

What Our Friends are Doing 
On February 19 the Library Com- 
mittee of Elizabethtown College re- 
ceived a letter containing two checks; 
the one was from John M. Miller, '05 
and wife, the other from Miss Eliza- 
beth Grosh of Pittsburg, who is a 
-launch friend of the College. The 
iwciity-tive dollar^ thus enclosed 
h ere to be used for the purchase of 
I.arge's commentary of the Bible, a 
set of thirt) large volumes. These 
books are a valuable addition to the 
library, and will be of inestimable 
value to our students in all courses, 
who are taking Bible work. The col- 
lege regards this set as one of the 
best in the entire library and ex- 
presses her gratitude to the donors. 
May many of our alumni and friends 
catch this spirit of loyalty and devo- 
tion to their school. Our alumnus, 
John. '05. of Lititz. Pa., and his wife, 
are always looking to see where the 
college can be helped. Fellow- 
alumni, inquire into our needs and be 
a blessing to the cause of Christian 

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Oh, dear! it's time for the Times 
notes i" be in for next issue, and 1 
don't know at all what to say about 
the Exchanges this month. Guess I'll 
get someone else to write the notes 
i his time. That's what 1 did lor the 
February notes. I believe that's a 
better plan than for one person to 
write them every time. Then they 
are not always alike. There's variety. 
Variety is spice. And sometimes [ al- 

-t get tra- 


ea t 

ils a little 1 


e spi< 

feres what 



. Ill just 


il th 


ir paper 

I hi- Lonwayan. \ very interesting 
paper all the way through, especially 
your exchange department. Your 
religious department set-, an example 
worthy for all papers to follow. How- 
ever, none are so good but can be 
made better. 

The Bulletin, Stubenville High 
School. O. — Your editorials are 

exceedingly short. The arrangement 
of the different departments is nor. 
verj good. 

Fairmont Normal Bulletin.— Some 
illustrative cuts would improve your 
paper. \\ e are glad for the '< 
and Y. M. C. A. notes. 

The Albright Bulletin reflects the 
life of the College. The character 
of Hamlet in the February number 
is a scholarh production of a high 
type. I. oxers of Shakespeare will ap- 
peciate reading it. 

The Philomathean 
sents the activities of 
ments of the school i 
manner. Your literary 
strong and rightlj so. 

The Juniata Echo 
and spirit of Juniata. 

The Evangelical Visitor, as :hr 
name implies, is distinctly a religious 
paper. If your school has different 
departments of education, why not 
have them represented in your paper' 

Monthly pre- 
all the depart- 
n a creditable 

department is 

fchoes the life 



Ruth Groff Taylor 

"Milton, what shall we name the 
babj girl which was brought here 
last week?" asked Mrs. Stoner the 
matron of the Popular Grove Or- 
phanage Asylum. 

Her husband replied, "1 had not 
thought of a name. Suppose we 
name her after you, Ida." 

"1 would rather not do that,'" she 
said, "for, the day she came, she wore 
a dress with the initials V. M. on the 
front. So I thought we might name 
her Virginia Malcome.'' 

That evening after all the children 
were in bed Mr. Stoner told his wife 
that no relatives of this girl could be 
found. "It appears" said he "as if no 
person rescued knows anything about 
her. To-day the lawyer told me that 
we should not place her in any home, 
but keep her here, for, in the future 
some one may call for her. He also 
said we shall register her as eight 
months old the day she entered the 

"Well," replied his wife, "I hope 
no one calls for her as she is such a 
lear baby." 

Kourteeu years later Virginia 
asked Mrs. Stoner if she would be 
1 to go to the village High 
School. Mrs. Stoner said she did 
not know but would ask the trustees 
when they met the next day. 

When the matron presented Vir- 
ginia's appeal, she spoke in favor of 
it. She told them Virginia had an 
average of 97 in her school work and 
Jways did her work about the place 
her school work. \fter much 
consideration the trustees decided 

she may enter high school on the 
conditions that she keep the office 
and room of the asylum clean and do 
her own ironing. 

Two weeks later Virginia was 
found sweeping and dusting the of- 
fice and playroom at 6 o'clock in the 
morning in order not to be late to 
school as that was the first day. 

When she entered the school room 
Prof. Evans, the principal, greeting 
her with a smile, took her to a desk 
and gave her the entrance examina- 
tion. When he looked over her papers 
he was surprised at her answers. He 
told her if she wanted to enter the 
Sophomore class and do extra work 
in Latin she could. Of course Vir- 
ginia agreed to this and went to work 
with a will. 

Virginia's marks for the first year 
were very good. The second year, 
Miss Mickey, teacher of the Primary 
grade, asked Virginia to help her 
during the noon hour each day and 
on Saturday afternoon two hours in 
preparing work for her childen. Vir- 
ginia eagerly accepted. For her ser- 
vice Miss Mickey gave her two dol- 
lars per week. At the end of the 
first year Virginia had $65 in bank 
toward her College fond, as she 
called it. for. she wanted to become a 

Two years later at the age of eigh- 
teen she graduated from the High 
School where she ranked first in her 
class. The night of Commencement 
was one Virginia never forgot. About 
an hour before she was ready 
to leave for the High School where 
the class was to meet. Prof. Evans 
called and gave her a small box 
which he said the teachers in the 



primary grades gave her for a gradu- 
ating present. On opening it she 
was surprised to find a beautiful gold 
watch and pin. Opening the watch 
she found engraved upon the inside 
"Virginia Malcome, Graduating Gift 
from Primary Teachers."' Prof. Evans 
had just left when she received a 
dozen beautiful roses from the as- 
sistant teachers in the High School. 
When she appeared before the audi- 
ence that evening she looked beauti- 

After commencement up in her 
little room in the orphanage. Vir- 
ginia sat wishing she knew who her 
relatives were, for. she wished that 
they had heard the praise she had 
received that evening for her oration. 

The summer following commence- 
ment Virginia was a clerk in a store 
owned by Miss Mickey's father. 

Miss Mickey's brother-in-law. Dr. 
Burhm, was president of Winside 
College for Women near Philadel- 
phia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Iiiinim met 
Virginia when on a visit to the home 
of his father-in-law and at once he 
took an interest in her. He told her 
if she wished to go to College she 
could by teaching i" the Model De- 
partment. Virginia decided to en- 
ter College in the fall on that con- 

When fall came Virginia entered 
upon her duties determined to make 
a success. She soon became a favor- 
ite teacher in the Model Department 
and ranked high in all her classes. 
She was a good writer and spent a 
great deal of her time in writing 
short stories for the College Paper. 

The next summer she went on a 
to earn money toward her Col- 

lege fund. After spending four weeks 
there she started to drive to town 
all ne. The horse became frightened 
at an automobile and threw Vir- 
ginia out breaking her ankle. She 
was taken to the hospital where she 
was forced to remain three months. 
By this time all her money toward 
paying her second year's work at 
College was given to the Doctor. 

When Dr. Bumm heard of her mis- 
fortune he told her to come back to 
College and asked her to become 
Principal of the Model with an in- 
crease of wages so as to be able to 
pay her way throught school. By do- 
ing this and in saving in every way 
possible she managed to ^et along 

The first half of her Senior year, 
a prize of one hundred dollars was 
offered for the best piece of fiction 
written in the state. Virginia worked 
hard and long and won the prize. A 
scholarship of two years in Theodore 
Roosevelt University was offered 
which Virginia also won. 

While attending the Universitj 
she spent all her spare time writing 
stories for magazines. 

After graduating from the 
ecrsity she secured employment in 
the New York Daily Sun office to 
write stories for the paper. I >r E. 
Ernest McMannet, editor of this 
paper, was a rich widower living in 
a beautiful mansion on Fifth street. 
Dr. McMannet was a kind employer 
and Virginia liked her work very 

Prof. Rnsse! E. Walker ass 
editor of die paper was a fine young 
man and soon had won the heart and 

hand of Virginia Malcome 



A hen the time for the wedding 

approaching Dr. McMannet 

Virginia if her parents were 

ming to the wedding. She told him 

-In- had no relatives that she knew 

.u when she was eight months 

Irl ~lti was rescued from a railroad 

wreck in Ridgedale. Georgia and as 

ii" one called for her she was placed 

in an orphanage. She also told him 

that Elmer Herr, a lawyer had 

■ I f<>r her relatives and found 


Dr. McMannet said nothing but 

he iffice ai once. About three 

later he called her by tele- 

phi ■ and said he was called away 

: less ai rl would he gone about 

\ few days later Virginia received 

a package from Lawyer Herr con- 

_ a dress with the initials V. 

M embroidered on it and a locket 

taining two pictures one of a 

young man the other nf a young girl. 

She ai once showed them to Dr. Mc- 
Mannet. \\ hen he looked at the 
iocket. he reached in his pocket and 
drew out a locket containing the 
same pictures. 

Then he told Virginia that he was 
her father and that her mother had 
died when she was six months old. 
While on his way to the home of his 
parents in New Orleans the railroad 
wreck occurred. He was taken to a 
hospital and remained there a year. 
Hpon leaving the hospital he hunted 
for his daughter hut could find no 
of her. fie then went back to 
\'ew York and lived a quiet life 
mourning for his wife and baby. 

Three months later Vivian Mc- 
Mannet ami Dr. Russel E. Walker 
were married and moved into the 
home of Vivian's father. Here >he 
made her father's last days happy 
to blot from his meinorv the 
davs when he had no wife or daugh- 



College Times 

Co lie tie 



All things bright and beautiful. 
All creatures great and small, 
All things wise and wonderful, — 
The Lord God made them all. 

Each little flower that opens, 

Each little bird that sings, — 

He made their glowing colors. 
He made their tin) wings 

The rich man in his castle, 

The poor man at his gate. 

God made them, high or lowly. 
And order'd their estate. 

The purple-headed mountain-, 

The river running by. 
The morning, and the sunset 

That lighteth up the sky. 

The cold wind in the winter. 

The pleasant summer sun. 
The ripe fruits in the garden. — 

lie made them every one. 

The tall trees in the greenwood. 

The meadows where we play. 
Ilu rushes by the water 
We gather even day: — 

lie gave us eyes to see them, 
\.nd lips that we might tell 

How ereal is God Almig-hty. 

Who hath made all things well 
— Cecil Franc - Mexandei 


Iva M. Long 

"< >h. mother, isn't there any other 
way"' We don't want Aunt Alice to 
come here. Of course 1 know you 
will say she is nice and was father's 
favorite sister, but she is old and we 
won't be able to have any fun at all 
over Christmas. I don't see why all 
the poor relatives must come t" us. 
I am sure we aren't so rich that we 
can support every one of them." 

This outburst followed the reading 
of a letter which the postman had 
handed to Alice Bemine a few mo- 
ments before. She was disgusted at 
the contents "f the letter and had 
forgot ten that hei mother did not 
know what she was talking about. 

"Why, Alice." gently said her mo- 
ther, "this is unusual for you to act 
this way. What is it all about?" 

"1 will read the letter to you." 

Lowell, Mass. 

Dee. 1. 1916 


•ittle Niece: 



months before your fa- 


died. 1 
e to a 

il sent a kind invitation 
me to see my little namc- 


and h 

er brother and sister. At 

the t 

tme 1 

could not mi account of 

mj 1 


If the latch string is still 

1 will 

come and spend the holi- 



with \ 
have l 

i 'ti. 

xen thinking so much 

yov and how yon. Jane and 
\\ alter musl ha 1 i gn >v a since 1 saw 
you. I can scarcely wait until I 
see and learn to know yon better. 

1 have never been in the city of 
Washington and now when T co 

hit that is to be 

1 am rather tired now as t hi ^ is 
the lirst letter 1 have written since 
my illness of six months. With as 
much love as an aunt can give her 
namesake. 1 remain, 

Your Aunt, 
Alice Benson. 

When Alice had finished reading, 
she slowly folded the letter and put it 
in the envelop, expecting to hear her 
mother say something like she had 
said. Not hearing anything, she looked 
up to see her mother staring out of the 
window with the tears rolling down 
her cheeks. Then Alice knew she 
had pained her mother. Quickly fall- 
ing on her knees beside her mother's 

and tl 




aid ti 



•iiiu her arms around 
lcr mother to Forgive 
ingly Forgave. After 
forgiven her. Alice 
;he would do all she 
\unt Mice's visit en- 
Alice went to her 
room and wrote a note to her aunt, 
telling her to come as soon as she 

Although all the children helped 
to make plans to make Aunt Mice's 
\ isit pleasant, none of thei 
they could ever get use! 
an old lady around. 

Walter said, "1 just know we will 
have to walk on tip-toe- all the time 
and never talk above .' whisper." 
lanie. "the cheerful.' as her fathei 

used t<> call her. answered, "Walter, 

VOU know I ilmi'l believe we will 
hat at all When you 
read he'' letters, they sound just as 
-wee! a- can be. I believe WC will 
be able to gel along with her." 

\s Mice was the .me tO which 
their auni had written, tin- -ther 

elt that 


children said that she was the one 
i" go and meet Irt. Alice was ra- 
ther surprised to find that her aunt 
was so fine a looking lady but she 
was careful not to be more friendly 
to her than etiquette demanded. 

nediately Aunt Alice started to 
talk in her quaint, old-fashioned way. 
"My dear, you are ever so much 
prettier than I thought you would 
be. Oh, do we go this way? 1 am 
so glad I have somebody to depend 
on now. 1 was so afraid T would be 
lost or get on the wrong train. Now 
T feel '•afe with you." 

Thus she kept chattering all the 
way home. The other occupants of 
the car could not help noticing the 
" : old-fashioned lady and the fash- 
'• dressed young lady. Alice 
saw people look at them and wished 
Aunt Alice would not talk so much. 
When they arrived at the Bemine 
\um Vlice was greeted polite- 
1101 cordially. There seemed to 
be something lacking but she pre- 
tended that she did not notice it. She 
talked :l- if she were very happy. 

a few mornings she could not 
ir; a soo a ; : 

nt of being 
Mom her illness. ( hi these OC- 
- when she did c >me, she could 
see by the faces of the children that 
they wen displeased. At one of 
these times, as she was about to en- 
ter the room, her attention was ar- 
-■ sted by the sound of her name. 
arily she listened. 
"Mother, how long will Aunt Alice 
stay here? I am tired of being nice 
when I don't feel like it." This was 
fr ••" Walter. 

Mice said to herself, "You 

don i need to worry, my boy, that 
you are too nice to me. But you 
are young and thoughtless and 1 love 
you anyway." 

As she entered the room site was 
as cheerful and pleasant as ever. In 
this way the days passed until 

( )n Christmas morning the whole 
Bemine family was surprised to find 
that the most beautiful presents 
which they received were from Aunt 
Alice. When Aunt Alice was out of 
the room an interesting conversation 
wa.-, started by Jane saying, "Wasn't 
Aunt Alice dear to give us these 
things? I love her now more than 

"Yes, it was pretty nice," answered 
Waiter. "The old lady must be pret- 
ty rich. I suppose it would pay to 
be nice to her. Indeed, girls," he 
tued confidentially, "1 know I 
was mean and horrid much of the 
time she was here, bv.t 1 wouldn't 
have been at all decent if it hadn't 
been for mother. She seems to like 
her. After this I am going to try 
to like her, too." 

"To tell y "t the 
1 have been sorry I am her name- 
sake. But now I am going to learn 
to know her and, love her. Oh, I 
wish T could be more like lanic. She 
people before they do nice 
things for her. The only one except 
mother who did anything for Aunt 
before she gave us these presents 
was Jane." 

"Yes, T know. We never thought 
rhair for her or picking 
out a good book F r her to read 
fame did." 



"Well, I don't care. I am going to 
try to do better during the remainder 
of her visit." 

But being nice was not as easy as 
saying it. There were man}- limes 
that Aunt Alice would have liked to 
talk to them but they were too busy 
or they would answer in monosyll- 

\i last the da) mii which she had 
planned to go home arrived. If each 
person had spoken their feelings they 
would have said that they were glad, 
except Mrs. Bemine. Aunt Alice was 
glad because many times her feelings 
were sorely wounded. 

When Mrs. Bemine' was preparing 
lunch lor Aunt Alice, she had to 
reach to one of the upper shelves of 
the cupboard for something. In or- 
der to d<> this she stood on a chair. 
In some way she stepped off the 
chair. Her ankle turned and she fell. 
\tint Alice immediately came to her 
aid and sent for the doctor. Upon ex- 
amination the doctor found that her 
ankle was broken. Amu Alice then 
changed her plans and said that she 
would sta\ and take care of her s ; s- 

Under her care. Mrs. Bemine re- 
covered in a few week- enough to be 
taken down stairs. She wa- surpri-ed 
lo find that besides taking such 
care of her. Aunt Alice had kep 
house in perfect order. 

Winn the accident occurred the 
children, who were very fond of their 
mother, did not See how they could 
gel along without her. But Aunt \i 
ice took her place so well thai 
soon learned to love her. 
When Mrs. Bemine was able to be 
\uni Mice 

made preparations to go home. But 
this time she did not want to go, and 
neither did the children want her to 
go. \ mil Alice thought of her lone- 
ly life at home and how since her 
husband had died and her son had 
gone out west she had been so lone- 
some. The Bemine family thought 
of this too and of how empty their 
own life would be without her. 

The sentiment of the family was 
voiced in these words on the evening 
before Aunt Alice was to leave. 
"Aunt Alice, why don't you stay and 
live with us all the time?" 

Immediately they all took up the 
same cry and after a little persuasion 
she consented. 

As long as she lived she was a 
beloved member of the Family of her 
te brother. 

Ella C. Booz 

One evening in November. Oil the 
prairies in the southern part of North 
Dakota, a certain famil) was sitting 
around a large fireplace telling 
ies and cracking nuts. 

The weather was intensely cold 

he warm fireplace was welcome 

whole household. The snow 

falling all daw fi was one of 

those typical, Western snowstorms 

that come on the average once a year. 

The family consisted of the father. 

■ . three boj -. three girls, and a 

clog. The) all lived to 

in a cabin which they built 

themselves The) made mosl ol 


■ ihc\ had ' ing in 


the house which was not made by 
themselves. Nevertheless, everything 
was comfortable. 

the house with its curious chimney 

looked artistic in looking at it across 
the prairie, the sniOKe coming out 
of it could be seen from a large pan 
of the sunounding country. Becau. e 
of its being the 01113 house for ,,..le = 
around, it was frequently visitec: uj 
travelers. \o matter who it was. he 
was always sure to find a welcome 

On this night the men and boys 
had just returned from gathering 
their Bock together. They had a 
large herd of cattle which wandered 
over the prairie during the summer 
and during the winter they were 
sheltered in a large building. They 
had broken out of the building and 
before they were " discovered, they 
had been out in the cold for an hour 
or two. The men quickly saddled 
their horses and took their big black 
dog with them for the cattle. They 
were scattered over a couple miles 
and it was getting dark so rapidly 
thai they were afraid the animals 
would freeze. At last, when they 
had found as many cattle as they 
though! they owned, they returned 
to their home with them. The men 
bad just returned, and were now sit- 
ting around the lire-side telling stor- 

Then, the father who had been to 
the post office, came home and was 
warming himself at tlie fireplace. He 
seemed very thoughtful all the while. 
Livel) talk was carried on but he did 
nothing but smile occasionally. His 
twelve vr-r old dauchter crawled up 
into lv: er arms around his 

neck and begged him to tell them 
what made him so sad. Then he. 
told the following story: , 

"1 have been to the post office, as 
you all know, and while there I 
heard a sad story of a family living 
about two miles from here, who are 
in a very pitiable condition. They 
moved here a couple months ago and 
a tew weeks afterward, the husband 
died from exposure. The little money 
they had was all used up for the 
iuneral expenses. The wife was earn- 
ing some by working in the village 
store, but this was suddenly stopped 
since she has taken ill. Now, as far 
as we know, they have not a bit to 
eat or any wood or coal to build a 
tire. No one knows how long this 
storm will last. Probably until it is 
over, the_\- will be lost and I think 
it is my duty to do something tor 
them, blessed as we are. Tomorrow 
morning as soon as daylight, I wart' 
to go over and offer my services, bit: 
tonight it is almost too late." 

They all had been listening verj 
attentively to the story. Edith, the 
twelve-year-old girl, listened with 
sympathetic eyes and her little mind 
was busy planning. They discussed 
it for a time and finally all went to 

An hour later they all seemed to 
be sleeping:. One mind, however, was 
wide awake. 

But let us look at the scene in the 
other house. These people .did not 
have any fireplace tn gather around 
and have a good time. Instead they 
dreading the storm. They were 
all shivering and well knew that if 
:urred before morning. 
■I""- m The'- praved 


tinually and about eleven o'clock a 
timid knock was heard at the door. 
It was opened and a little girl laden 
with things was admitted. 

She was no other than Edith. She 
had been planning and finally arrived 
at a conclusion. She could not sleep 
but lay thinking of those half frozen 
and half starved people. Her little 
mind realized that till morning it 
would probably be too late. So she 
dressed, went down stairs and pre- 
pared a few things to eat. She then 
wrapped herself up in the warmest 
coats and shawls she could find and 
went out into the storm. She hunted 
her sled, put a big box of logs on it 
and with the food in a basket, start- 
ed on her way. It was very un- 
pleasant but she knew it was a mat 
ter of life and death, so she strove 
bravely on. 

She was almost frozen when the 
door of her neighbor's house was op- 
ened. They were surprised and be- 
wildered and asked wdiat it all meant. 
Then she explained. The mother at 
once made a roaring fire, and pre- 
pared the few things to eat. After 
they had been warmed and fed. the 
little girl said she must go home be- 
fore the storm would become worse 
and because she was very tired from 
pulling the load, which was entireh 
too heavy for her. After she was 
thanked for her kind assistance, she 
passed out into the night. 

While she was absent, her OTOthei 
heard one of the window panes crash 
in Edith's room. She got up and 
Wl >„1 into the room, but there 
was no one there. She searched un- 
der tin- bed and over the whole 

house, thinking that -he prohably 

had an attack of nightmare, in alarm 
the mother awakened the family and 
they searched the whole house. Fin- 
ally a thought occurred to the father. 
He said, "Edith had been listening 
with tearful eyes while 1 told the sad 
story of that family and it would 
not surprise me in the least if in her 
impulsive manner, she would have 
gone to their aid. " They all dressed 
ami the men started out in search of 
her. They went right to the poor 
home and knocked at the door. It 
was opened by the wife and then the 
half-frozen men passed into the 
house. They asked whether they 
saw anything of a little girl. Then 
the wife said. "A little girl, bless 
her heart, came and brought us a 
little wood and a few things to eat, 
without which we would have per- 
ished. She left about half an 
hour tip) and we have not seen her 
since." They were very much trou- 
bled and started off once more. They 
hunted long. When they were almost 
ready to give up. as dawn was pierc- 
ing the eastern sky, they spied a 
dark thing in the distance. They 
walked toward it and on arriving 
-aw it was an old tumbledown shan- 
ty and on enterinn saw a little bun- 
dle crouched in the farthest corner, 
motionless. Tbe\ at once recognized 
it as beini;- Edith and joyfully car- 
ried her home. 

Edith, after leas ing the po 
lv. had wandered on and on and 
thought she must be near home by 
this time. But all the while. she had 
gom: in the wrong direction. She 
had kept up as long as possible and 
not knowing when she was entered 
-hantv wIvQfe she thought she 


er she had been carried home 

lay motionless until the doctor 
■d. She then became delirious. 

She lay sick with pneumonia Ear 

day- but finally the fever left her. 

I luring her convalescent period, 
her only trouble was about the poor 



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Iva Long K. L. S. News 

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Sara Beahm Exchanges 

Harvey Geyer Athletics 

W. Scott Smith Business Manager 

Paul H. Engle Ass't Manager 

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EDITORIALS Vnd the natural art that tin 

these with. 
My soul wmild sing •>!" beauty ami 
\nd the loveliest lyric 1 ever heard myth 

II a rhyme ami a meter that n. >ne 

la\r sunt: in tin dreamed 

in their lore. 
\ml the world would he rii :hi 
M) heart their beautiful pans of poet the more, 


\\ as the wildwo id strain of a forest 

It' the wind and the brook ami the 
bird would teach 



I lie opening oi the spring term is 
the best the school has ever had. As 
usual the opening days arc dreary 

iiny but this docs not stern to 
interfere with the beginning of the 
work. Several new faces and many 
familiar ones arc among those com- 
ing in for the term. Quite a number 
who have been teaching in the coun- 
try schools arc back to prepare for 
i r's examinations and b > take 
more work for their courses. 

The rooms arc all occupied and it 
became necessary to place three in 
some of the rooms. ( >n the whole 
the outlook- for a successful term's 
work is verv promising". 

Messages of Spring 
Sometimes we differ in our likes 
and dislikes for the different seasons 
of the year. Some like summer best; 
other- would rather have the beau- 
ties of autumn ; then when winter 
ushers in Christmas time, and snows 
which bring coasting and skating, 
some of us. especially the children, 
think that is the best season; but 
when we arc on the verge of the sea- 
son of Spring, 1 believe the large ma- 
jority of us will agree that it is. af- 
ter all, the very best of all seasons. 
Mow we look forward to its coming, 
and how glad we arc when we find 
the first signs of its approach. And 
wlun Spring is a little late in com- 
ing, how anxious we become. The 
longer we wait, the more we long 
for the warm sunshiny days. They 
are all full of life and hope. There 
is nothing dark or discouraging in, 
them. No wonder we are anxious for 

There arc certain signs or messag- 
es which tell us that the beautiful 
springtime is coming, and then later. 
there are those which say she is real- 
ly here. ( hie way in which these 
messages are brought to us is through 
the choir of feathered songsters. 

The first of them are usually the 
noisj ones. And it is well that they 
come first, for sometimes the nois) 
winter winds have not all gone when 
the first birds appear; and if their 
songs were of the softer, sweeter 
kind, we would not hear them. Robin 
red-breast is among the first to come. 
I lis loud clear message greets our 
car and stirs our whole being. The 
lark, blackbird, martins, etc. are with 
him and their sharp whistles and calls 
are sure messages of warmer days. 

Then in a few days or weeks, the 
songsters with sweeter melodies ap- 
pear By this time the noisy whistl- 
ing winds of .March have given place 
to the soft warm South wind of Ap- 
ril. And with them come the blue- 
birds, wrens, orioles, song sparrows, 
etc. As they, in their busy hurry, 
tiit about in search of mates and 
homes, they make the bare trees and 
dead grasses seem to have life. Their 
sweet twitterings, warbles, and songs 
till the air with the sweetest messag 
es of the y car. and as they float to 
our ears the\ stir in us a deep feel- 
ing of pleasure. 

Another message of this cheerful 
season is the gentle rain, which 
como so freely, h comes in a day 
or in a night, with or without warn- 
ing, Sometimes it bursts from an 
■almost cloudless sky. Hut come as it 
may, il brings forth the tjreen on 
trees and in fields, and calls to the 



rootlets of hidden flowers. Loveman 
puts it so beautifully in his little po- 
em — "It is not raining rain to me, 
It's raining Daffodils," etc. 

We hear its steady tap, tap, lap, 
against the window or its patter on 
the roof and we are glad for the mes- 
sage it is softly singing. 

There are other messages which 
we do not hear, but we see them 
The sun turns his face and smile.- 
long and steadily upon mother earth. 
The warmth from his rays of light 
along with the rains cause an awak- 
ening in every liny seed, plant and 
blade. First there is a stir within. 
then a reaching forth, and next we 
Feast with our eyes. The pussy will- 
ows and scarlet maple blossoms are 
the first to tell the joyful news. The 
tulips and hyacinths with bright gay 
colors and sweet odors call loudly to 
us a- we pass. 

As it was true with the birds, so 
is it also true with the flowers. The 
sweeter and more delicate ones come 
secondly. How unlike the earlier 
flowers is the trailing arbutus. In- 
stead of calling loudly to us in pub- 
lic places, it retreats to the wood and 
hides its delicate sweetness beneath 
mosses and leaves. To feast upon its 
rich delicate pink and mild fragrance 
we must search it out. The violet. 
spring beauty and many others be- 
long to these modest, shy messe.; 
gers of Spring. And these messages, 
whether loud and clear or soft and 
low, as they come to us stir a 
feeling of gladness within us -,,1 keei 
that no other season can equal 
We feel like praising our Creator ; 
allowing us to live that we maj 
joy these beauties. 

f/j'l \ 

Loming bvents: — Anniversary oi 
Literary Societies, Arbor Lay Pro- 
gram by the Seniors, Senior Social, 
Spring .Musical. 

Spring term will open with a large 
enrollment. Ever) nook and corner 


The boys on "Memorial Hall" had a 
feed recently. The) performed some 
fetes we believe, because some punch 
landed in the college kitchen lor the 
girls of Alpha Mall. \sk the cooks. 

The \imivi rsary program was held 
mi March 4. Dr. McGinnis from 
Steelton was the main speaker. His 
subjeel was "The Purpose of the 

I luring the last month two mem- 
bers "l" the Educational Roard of the 
1 1 in li of the Brethren visited the 
school. They were Rev. I. W. Tay- 
lor from \ T effsville an 1 Dr. D. W. 
Kurtz from McPhersoi College. Kan- 
sas. Dr. Kurtz gave a talk to the 
■ li rs alone one evening and to 
'he chool the next morning. Rev. 
also ?ave a talk in chapel. 
The inspiration of ehapel talks such 

Kecent visitors on College Hill: 
-viiss Saliie Miller, Myerstuwn, Pa., 
.'diss Salhe Gingrich, Lebanon, i'a., 
Miss Minnie Stauffer, Palmyra, Pa., 
-Miss Leah Knoll, Mechanicsburg: 
I'a., Miss Phebe Longenecker, Pal- 
myra, Pa., Misse.- Carrie and lva 
Spangler, York. Pa., Aliss Maude 
Hess, Vi rl I'a.. Miss Martha Mease, 
1 almyra, i'a., Mr. I. J. Kreider, Lan- 
caster, 1 'a. 

Miss Ruth Erb, a former student 
■ if tin.- school, has recently announc- 
ed her engagement. 

'Pin- friends of Miss I. aura Lan [is 
will be i erested to know that her 
home will he at Ephrata in the fu- 
ture, instead of at Carlisle. 

Profess ir P. VY S hlosser gave a 
-ketch of the book ' The Shepher i oi 
the Hills." preparatory to the recital 
b; Miss Beryl Buckley. I >n account of 
illness she could not rill her appoint- 
ment but \\ was filled I>\ Miss Ther- 
essa Harold, who gave the drama 
"Truth." by Fiske. 

On Februarv 25 Professor Ober 


gave an illustrated lecture on temper- Mr. R. — "Aren't you coming back 
ance at Birdsboro. Pa. On Saturday to school next year?" 
of the same week lie held an agri- Miss Long — ".\o. if a girl teaches 

cultural session in Stonerville chapel, school a year or two she can 
gave a lecture i'ii "Child Rights" and more handsome young gentleman." 
an illustrated lecture in the evening Mr. Kreider came to the conclusion 

m temperance anatomy. He also that a woman ha- twenty-five ribs. 
-pent some 'time with tin Sunday Since Adam gave one rib to woman. 
School board <>i the Church of the -lie must ha re than man. 

Brethren. The students organized a student 

The student- received a very help- mission volunteer band a few weeks 
ful chapel talk from Rev. Conner ago. The hand is growing very 
while he visited here. nicely. 

The mother, brother and sister of 

Professor L. W. Leiter and his bro 
ther. from Smithsburg, Md., visited 
them recently. 

I )r. 1 ). C. Reber and Professor IT 
K. ( >ber were in Harrisburg in the 
interest- of the college. While there 

Music Department 

< )n May 18th. the Choral Union 

will give a cantata "The Rose 

Maiden" b) Frederick H. Cowen, in 

Market House Hall. The Union. 

thev hail an appointment with the • • • , ■ , , 

11 consisting ol almost -ixt\ voices, 1>< 
Governor ami report a ven plea-ant , , ■ ' , 

'. • ' gan working on tin- cantata m lanu- 

and satisfactory visit. ary an<J hag h ^ n doing [aith{u | work 

The revival services in town were under ,, K . instructions of M. Gertrude 

well attended. There were among the Hess director ami Floy Genevieve 

converts some of our students. tk>od accompanist. 

The Keystone Literary Society has "The Rose Maiden" i- one of the 

recently had new constitution- print- mosl poular of secular cantata- and 

ed. il i- quite a credit to the Union and 

Miss Maude Reese, '16, has secured soloists to be able to give a work of 

a position a- stenographer for the this standard. 
Klein Chocolate Co. Tin soloists are: Bertha 11. Perry 

Mi-- F.ooz must he making very soprano, \nna E. Mile- contralto, 

rapid progress this year. She stated Klam R. Zug tenor. Paul II Engle 

a few week- ago that -he has her baritone. 
'V B." already. All are invite. 1 to attend, a- this is 

Mi— to Mr. R.— "I am go- one of the best cantata- ever given 

in - to teach next vear " 1>\ the school. 






lie i wliuM.- father is building a 
rvatory) "Papa, if I planted this 
would an orange tree grow up 

a — "Of course, my son, and or- 
would grow on it." 
lie — "That's very wonderful. 
t. pop, 'cause this is a lemon 

No Quarantine Necessary 
"I am delighted to meet you," said 
the father of the college student, 
shaking hands warmly with the pro- 
lessor. "My sun took' algebra from 
you last year, you know." 

"Pardon me," said the professor, 
"he was exposed to it. but he did 
not take it." 

.eystone bocietj -recent.) became el- 
igible to the Homerian organization 
and were duly elected as active mem- 
bers. There is a proposition on foot 
In extend the privilege of member- 
ship to seniors in certain of the mu- 

\o public meeting having been 
held since our last report in this col- 
umn, our news is meager. In antici- 
pation we will say that the debate 
for April 21st. on the utility of term 
examinations, to lie discussed by four 
of our ladies, promises to be stimu- 
lating. Looking still further ahead 
we have scheduled for May 19th a 
Shakesperean program, at which time 
Professor Schlosser will give a dis- 
cussion on the tragedy of Macbeth, 
while Mr. Gingrich and Miss Long- 
meeker will give a reading from the 

The teacher was telling her class a 
Ion-, highly embellished story of 
Santa Claus, and the mirth of Willie 
Jones eventually got entirely beyond 
his control. 

"Willie." said the teacher sternly, 
"what did I whip vol for yester- 
day ?" 

"Fer lyitT." promptly answered 
Willie: "an' 1 was jest wonderin' 
who was goin' to whip you." 


' reason of the unusual interest 

i in the three weeks of evangel- 

rvices in the town church, and 

the lectures and other 

i nterest, the work of the 

tan Society temporarily fell by 

avside. Two members of the 

The Keystone Society has not been 

having its meetings as regular as 
usual on account of the Evangelistic 
meetings and two numbers of the 
lecture course coming at the time i f 
the meetings. 

A few days ago every Keystoner 
was given a constitution of the soci- 
ety. They are put up in booklet 
form in brown paper. On the back 

Mir.; the name of the S 
and In green. In this 

way the colors of the society are 
-I advantage. 
On the seventeenth of March the 
rivate meet in 
d the term ami regular officers 
Vice President. Christian Bucher: 


etary, Eva V. 
Gertrude Hess 
ih : Chorister, S 
lie program co 
ed some splendi 
n in the spring; 

Arbegast ; Critic, 
Treasurer, Carl 

rah Beahm. 

mittee has pre- 
programs to be 

term. Tlie verv 

tone oi them seems to suggest 

We hope that the interest which 
lias seemed to lag for the last week 
or two will be renewed with the new 




A very aggressive and exciting 
game of basket ball was played be- 
\\ an the Boarding and Day Stu- 
dents, VVednesda) night, .March 22, 

The first half was very interesting 
the score being close all the time. 
The first time the ball made the net 
"Zun" wa> when Mayer in a corner 
with a guard over him, shot th 
goal with one hand. This gave the 
ling Students inspiration at 
once. They went right after the 
ball. The Day Students succeeded 
in getting two foul goals. Then P. 
Engle succeeded in shooting a held 
goal, which put the Day Students 
ahead. By not being guarded the 
Hoarding Students shot two field 
goals. Wenger made a fine shot from 
the center of the floor. Then Eber- 
- ili again shot a foul goal. When 
the whistles blew at the end of the 
first half, the Boarding Students 
were three points ahead. 

The second half began as the first 
half, hut it became less exciting". The 
Day Students lost "pep." It seemed 
the Day Students could not get near 
the basket. They had the ball and 
passed nicely, but when they shot 
they were wild. Kreider played a 
fine guard L, r ame. The score is as fol- 

Daj Students Board. Students 

II. Engle ...forward ...11. Hershey 
Ebersole ...forward ....J. Hershey 

P. Engle C. Wenger 

Smith Liuanl Myer 

i ic\ er guard Kreider 

Field ' k>als: Hershey 1 ; Wenger 
7; I leyer 1 : i'. Engle 1 : J. Hershey 
4; .Myer 1 : II. Engle 1. 

Foul Goals: Ebersole 4; \\ enger 1. 

Fouls called on Day < >. 

Fouls called on Hoarding 7. 

Time of halves. 20 minutes. 

Referee. Zug. 

As soon as the grounds are in 
condition we expect to start our base 
ball and tennis season. The outlook 
for a successful base hall season is 
in sight. There are quite a few new 
students expected in the spring term, 
who are experienced p'.ayers. There 
are quite a few players here now 
who. we believe, will make goorl. 
They say we have a "south paw" 
here, who has speed and a peculiar 
twist on the hall that fools all bar- 

There will he meetings of the base 
hall and tennis association at the op- 
ening of the spring term, when they 
will elect new officer? for the ensuc- 
ins 'car. 

Mr. Joshua D. Reber, '14. who had 
been attending the University of Pa., 
accepted a position from a lumber 
hie Jay, Virginia. 

We w 

e informed that Air. L. D. 
Rose, '10 and '11, of Somerset Coun 
ty, Pa., was elected to the imnistvy 
in the Rumme] congregation. 

News from the alumni is very 
scarce. 1 wonder what's the mat- 
ter? Can it he that they are with 
holding it until their visit at Com- 

Recently the news came to us that 
a little life came to bless the home 
of Rev. and Mrs. I',. F. Waltz. '10, 
'14 and '1". of Elk Lick Pennsylvania. 
Paul Kenneth, who weighed nine 
ds at birth, is a great joy to his 

The "tlier day a little pink envel- 

ime to "in- of the faculty an- 

. mil; a great event. On March 

7. two fme boys, John F.lvin and 

Tames Allen, arrived in the home -4 

Mr. and Mrs. Heilman, Lam 

!,•-. 11.41, nan fnee Buckwalterl 

was a graduate of the 1905 class. 
Since we have heard that the 
are growing very nicely. 

A late report brings us the news 
that another >"ti arrived on Mar 
21. in the home of Mr. A. C 
linger, 10, and wife. Harold Cla 
weighed ten pounds and tin p 
lather expects that ere l"ii- his 
sons will he quite a team. 

Little Stanley made his appes 
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mn >■> 
Geib about four weeks ago. Mr-. 
Agnes Geib nice Ryan") gradua 

( >ur cradle roll's increasing. 

With the ble above. 

And all are ver\ !i | 

With these little hearts I 
Have you seen the recent pictun. 
< M these dimpled li\ es so true? 

sentir futur< stu 'cuts 
Who'll uphold the gra> and blm 
Then here's to all the alumni 
And t" their children dear. 
Here's )■> R'town < 


"The editorials of 

Our College 

rimes arc- ve 

•\ goo< 

I."— The 


id Gold. 

"It is seldon 

that i 

ne finds 

in a 

c allege paper 

i bettei 



the point of th< 

ught ai 

,1 insight 


the 'Formation 

of Cha 

racter* in 

'( >ur 

1 ollege Times 


l tptiniist 

The March issues of the following 
have been received: Oak Leaves. 11- 
Inois Wesleyan Argus, The ! 
an. Goshen College Record. Spunk, 
M. H. Aerolith. Fairmont Norma] 
Bulletin, Evangelical Visitor, Linden 
Hall Echo. Eleusinia. 

"< >ur College Times contains sever- 
a! interesting and instructive articles. 
Those in the Literary department are 
on the whole, well written and treat 
very well the subjects discussed." — 
The Comenian. 

"( >ur College Times — 'lis a charm- 
ing little pen and ink sketch we find 
on page nineteen. We wish to con- 
gratulate the ladies of Elizabethtown 
■ m their efforts at artistry. We al- 
so enjoyed Tennyson's poem." — The 

Some of our Exchanges want to 
know what others sa) of Our Col- 
lege Times. Here is what some say: 

"Our College Times — Your paper 
is not only interesting but instruct- 
ive. Your Literary Department is 
good and contains several well writ- 
ten essays. 'The Influence of the 
School in the Formation of Charac- 
ter' dwells upon a subject which is 
of prime importance to the individu- 
al, i" society, and to the life of the 
nation, the training of the child, the 
moulding of character." — The Dial. 



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I wandered lonely as a cloud 

That floats on high o'er vales and 
When all at once 1 saw a crowd. 
A host of golden daffodils, 
Beside the lake, beneath the trees. 
Fluttering and dancing in the 

Cpntinuous as the stars that shine 
And twinkle on the milky way, 

They stretched in never-ending line 
Along the margin of the bay ; 

Ten thousand saw I at a glance. 

Tossing their heads in sprightly 

The waxes beside them danced; but 
Outdid the sparkling waves in glee, 
A poet could not but be gay 
In such a jocund company; 
1 gazed, and gazed, but little thought 
What wealth the show to me had 

For oft when on my couch I lie 

In vacant or in pensive mood, 

They flash upon that inward eye 

Which is the bliss of solitude; 

\nd then my heart with pleasure 

And dances with the daffodils. 

— William . Wordsworth 


Lester N. Myers 

In the first place let us consider 
the etymologj of the word. Arbor 
conies directlj from the Latin word 
arbor, meaning tree. Day is an an- 
glo saxon word meaning the same as 
our English word day. Hence the 
means literall) da) of trees or 
tree day and we observe it as a day 
sel apart not merely for planting 
trees, but for arousing the spirit 
among the people for taking care of 
the forests which still stand. 

Then we may wish to know who 
in ages past was foresighted enough 
i" foresee the shortage of lumber if 
the ruthless invasions on the I 
were not checked, or unless some- 

The book of l .cm. P. Marsh on "Man 
and S'ature." and especially the chap- 
ter on "The Woods" aroused much 
inti resl and in 1865 B. ( I. X'orthrope, 
then secretary of Connecticut board 
education, suggested that the 
states might pn ifitably plant ■ i 

the planting of trees at the 
pn iper tinn Rut the first i. > pri >p ise 
:';ir arbor day For the purpi ise 
was 1 Sterling Morton, then of Ne- 
i. who in 1872 succeeded, in in- 
ducing his almost treeless state to 
eel aside a da) for the purpose 
enthusiasm was arouse.! nd 
million trees were plnntcd 
by i me until now near- 
• te in the unii m obs< 

observing il 
• -. cry fact that al 

proves to us the importance of it 
but not in the fullest extent. First 
let us consider the use of trees to 
the land. The rains annually wash 
mure ground down the -Mississippi 
Valley than was removed from the 
Panama Canal. We could not afford 
to have all these rich acres of the 

-ippi Valle) covered with for- 
est, but it would be a great benefit if 
there were a lew forests to check the 
sweep oi the rains and help retain 
most of the rich soil. Then again the 
roots of the trees g - down deep and 
break up the ruck's, thus forming a 
deeper sub-soil. 

or the 
birds and other animals. Where 
.1 mid the birds, build their nests in 
the absence of trees, or where would 
the chirping squirn home? 

Ts it not true that the pines offer 
In mes for some of i mr summer birds 
even in the depth of winter? 

Wi'l last but not least are th< 
to man. First the commercial 
are almost unlimited. The savage re- 
lied up i and 

ivilized man uses it to produce 
many necessities of life, scuh as in 
tanneries and in the manufacture 
of dyestuffs. The lumber itself is 

extensively thruout the land. 
Then again many line pieces 

irved from wood. If you will 
are made from wood, and 

iv important 




fresh i 

ito our mi 

wis the beaut) 


the gn 

ves, someti 

nes hy stirring 



„- 1,\ decla 

nations or h> 



if some na 

ture poet as 11 

ant's " 

Forest Hy 

nn" in which 


"he groves 

ire God's first u 



and again 

" I'hy hand h 



these verier 

ible columns, Tl 


,11,1st X 

veave this 

erdant roof." T 


helps i 

s to appre 

:iate and theref 


to pres 

erve these i 

atural beaut : es ; 



ties, which 

are- the- direct g 


of Go< 

. It not ■ 

.nl \ teaches us 



ate the he 

atities of the- 1 


ests bi 

,i it very 

iften calls fresh 


the- beautifying of parks and campus 
and even private lawn-. It arouses 
the- sense of beaut) for trees and 
teaches the child to regard them 
more; to look at the sturdy old oak 
and appreciate its majesty. 

And thus in the- coming generation 

taught to regard the forests is in the 

from, instead of disregarding the 
ruthless invasions of them He will be 
turned against it and will desire to 
protect and replenish these "first tem- 
ples of God." 

our minds tin- moral lessons that 

have been drawn from trees. Trees 

exist not only for themselves but for HOW EPPIE CHANGED THE 

the service of man. They do not take CHARACTER OF MARNER 

Ella S. Hiestand 

the food from the soil and store it 
up for themselves, but they are will- 
it back again to nature. We also en- ner, was an ordinar) character with 
joA seeing a symmetrical tree— one numerous defects. However, he, like 
thai is well balanced, more than a all other individuals, possessed a 
crooked one. Some trees however, better quality, which, when rightly 
resemble some men. Suppose a lum- touched, lifted him from misery and 
berman has a tree picked ou1 for despair to joy and happiness, 
some purpose or other and when he Maimer lived a secluded life in a 
cuts the tree down he finds that it little hut in the village of Raveloe. 
is hollow or as Shakespeare says, "a Mis spinning wheel could be heard 
I llv aonle rotten at the core." We from morn till night. He was friend- 
should also ib .tier the reverence of less. His only joy was that of 
il,. trees, as it would seem. They hoarding his small earnings and 
stand Ciltietlv with their huge arms counting the gold he had saved, 
extended to heaven as in reverence to This narrow and selfish characteris- 
their Almighty Creator. They stand tic of Marner was brought about by 
alwavs stretching their arms to lieav- an injustice to him in his early life. 
en through rain or sunshine. ' '" ■ night while he was staying 
Phus we see the good influence it with his sick friend he fell asleep 
will have on the rising generation, and while he slepl the house was 
\ r hor da\ no longer means simply robbed and the patient died. This in- 
. t rees but ; t means beautify- cidenl led to bringing an accusation 
,,,! of that ai ■' him for murder. 


Ue was iried and pronounced guil- 
ty. While he was robbed of his rep- 
utation he also lost the love of the 
one to whom he had been engaged. 
In order to drown this sorrow and 
escape punishment lie fled to the vil- 
lage of Ravelo;. 

He did not however escape all sor- 
row for even here he met another 
misfortune which at the time proved 
a greater sorrow than the first. He 
was overwhelmed in grief. Marner 
did not realize that his loss was go- 
ing to prove to be a blessing in dis- 

After deep meditation he looked up 
and thought he saw the gold but af- 
ter examining it he found that it 
was a little child with golden hair. 
Silas Marner became interested in 
the child. Instead of spinning all day 
lie -pent a great deal of time caring 
for the little child. 

Furthermore, the money he earned 
was not hoarded as before but was 
used to clothe and feed the child. 
After the people of the village heard 
of Marner caring for the lost child, 
they became interested in him. Airs. 
Winthrop also visited them and asked 
Marner to take the child to the 
church to be christened. Marner re- 
fused at first but finally was per- 
suaded to go. TTe had not been in- 
side a church since he lived in Rave- 
[oe. The child was named F.ppie in 
honor of Marner'- little sister who 
rlied long ago. Eppie grew up to be 
lady and her life 
was a blessing to Silas Marner. 

• hen she bei 


his lost gold. These incidents tested 
the strength of affection that exited 
between Marner and Eppie. Marner 
admitted that Eppie had been of 
more value t" him than his gold had 

Ephraim Hertzler 

As we study the conversation of 
Dolly Winthrop and take notice to 
the sound philosophy she gives us 
we must beli'"- 1' thai somehow she 
must have had a field of experience 
which offered t" her this education 
and made possible her sound reason- 
ing. Since she did not have the for- 
tune of spending a few years in 
school, as many of our women of 
todaj are doing, we must examine a 
few incidents of her life in order to 
know how she became educated. 

We find that she was a woman 

who proved herself to be a good, 

hearted worker, always much 

rned about the welfare and suc- 

ess of everybody in the Raveloe 

community — which was all the world 

of which -he was She 

nlii tus woman and 

Found faith in a higher 

, which could supply strength 

beyond that of human power. She al- 

- i had ' 'he evil in 

"rid. and noticed much that 

-infill in Raveloe. This 

I the need of better thin 

which -he 

. . . 



as she put it e. g. the letters on 
the cakes. However with all Iter con- 
cern about the welfare of the com 
munity, she did not cause herself to 
become officious, as might be sup- 
posed, bul was "a comfortable wo 
man.'" good-looking, fresh-complexi- 
oned, rather seriousl) minded, !• -t 
never grouchj or impatient. Sib 
always busy from earlj morning un- 
til late in the day with her hands. 
and her brains were continuall] em- 
ployed in trying to find answers to 
the perplexing problems of Raveloi 
life as she was continually meeting 
them. Thus in this continual eager- 
n ss and determination to be of more 
use to the pei >ple about her. her 
thoughts settled to some conclusions 
which have in them solid thought 
and deeper reasoning. In her conclu- 
sions remarkable truths are brought 
out. even though they arc given in 
her simple way of looking at life 
and in her simple methi i 

When we read the conversation be- 
tween Dolly and Silas on the Sunday 
afternoon when she brought him the 
lard cakes, and tried to comfort him. 
we are at first amused b_\ her p 
ar broken English, but behind it all 
she sa} s si nne very si mnd thin 
g. how tactfulh she reprimands him 
for working on Sunday and then 
how she supports her argument. 
which perhaps felt rather plain to Si- 
las, by showing him the good he 
mighl receive hv going to church oc- 
casionally: and especially how Tie 
heads off his probable excuse by sug- 
gesting that he take his dinner to the 
"bakehns." ^o that he could attend 
church and take the sacrament in or- 

der that he "could put trust in Them 
as knows better nor we do, seeing 
you'd ha' done what it lies on us all 
to do." Does this reasoning not agree 
exactl) with that of our great think- 
ers of today, namely, that we must 
firsl do what is within our power and 
then we must simpl) trust in God, 
just as Dolly told Silas. Even though 
it had been explained to her by Silas 
that he knew nothing of a church 
such as Dolly was able to perceive 
of, still she had faith that it was not 
too late to do better now than what 
he had done in the past. She tries to 
emphasize that this should make it 
all the more necessary to begin to 
do good now. Ts this not greater 
faith than we often manifest? 

Then again after the little girl has 
come into Silas' life to change it 
from the miserableness of a miser's 
grave to a man with a heart full of 

we must no; forget that Dolly, 
with her tactfulness and sound, prac- 
tical reasoning, also had much influ- 
ence in the changing of his life. Per- 
haps Dolh deserves practically as 
much credit as the little girl, for 
was ii n01 I >oll\ who made th 
hold on Silas' life? She marie the first 
impression on his heart, and helped 
him care for the child. She. by tact- 
ful suggestions and help-, unfolds 

Id. loveless heart of Silas so 
that he learns to love the girl, and 

li her life begins to see the 
world again in a loving, kind and 
pleasanl way, rather than as a cold, 
miserable, dreadful place. Notice how 
she first fills the great gap between 
Eppie and Silas, which he cannot 

by providing clothes for Enpie. 
then how she awakens his though is 


on religion, lhus she opens his ea ■ 
1)- life, by pressing the thought oi his 

Christian duties toward the child. 
Afterward she strengthened this 
thought by urging the christening of 
the girl. With this comes the thought 
oi a name for the girl and she helps 
him remember his parents, willed 
perhaps is the first time that he 
thinks of the love, the joy avd the 
real meaning of his early life a he 
does now. He begins to see clearer 
the relation between himself and the 
girl. Thus we can see how indirect- 
ly Dolly is laying the very founda- 
tion for the changed life long before 
Eppie is ahle to have much influ- 
ence over him. So Ddlly went on 
continually watching over Silas and 
Eppie. always suggesting her well 
weighed plans as she saw that they 
were fitting and helpful to them, un- 
til Eppie became able to care for Si- 
las, and to fill the place in his heart 
with her love which had at one time 

been barren and empty. 

Again in the conversation between 
Dolly and Siias about the drawing 
of the lots, is not Dolly's conclusion 
jusl a- near correct as any conclu- 
sioi s, of even our prominent theolo- 
gians of the day., — that all we are 
able to do is to do as well as we 
know how. and then trust in I io 1 ? 
Are there not many things happening 
every day that are too complex for 
mortals to understand? After all is 
not Dolly Winthrop simply an exag- 
gerated personfication of the average 
mother in our country homes, those 
dear mothers, who in their simple, 
sincere and conscientious way. are 
rearing the boys and crirls who will 
be the only men and women of the 
Future who can be relied upon to 
handle successfully the problems, 
which shall confront then be the} 
religions, commercial or political pro- 



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Green Things Growing 
the green things growing, the 
green things growing, 
faint >w«t smell of the 
things growing! 

ould like to live, whether I smile 
or grieve, 

itch tlu- happy life of my 
green things growing. 

—Dinah Maria Mulock 

The Crystallized Life 
< »n a beautiful winter afternoon, 

several months ago, while look- 
ing from a window, 1 saw a pic- 
ture of rare beauty. About twenty- 
five yards from the window stood a 
small cedar tree. The ground around 
u was wearing a covering of ice and 
-'" '""• A dry. cold wind was blow- 
nil;, waving the branches of 
mail tree. The sun as it was 
moving toward the western 


horizon, was sending down steady 
rays of bright light. It had rained 
during the previous night, and some 
of the drops as they clung to the ev- 
ergreen branches, had been trans- 
formed into small crystals. The small 
crystals waving in the wind with the 
sun's rays shining through them, 
made the tree look like one, orna- 
mented with diamonds and precious 
jewels. They sparkled and glittered, 
giving forth most beautiful colors 
from red to indigo. 

This scene called forth the thought 
that we arc somewhat like water 
drops. First in our childhood state 
we arc much like a body or liquid 
mass of water. Each drop is held in 
place, supported and protected by 
those around it. Tt is very depend- 
ent. Then too the water in this 
form is very unstable. Every for- 
eign substance changes it. A stick 
or stone thrown into it changes 
its position and form. The wind 
as it blows upon its surface tosses it 
to and fro. 

Similarly the child life is protected 
md supported by those about it. es- 
pecially by its parents. Its mind is 
plastic but has hidden possibilities 
in it. Every thin-- in its environ- 
ment makes an impression on it. 
I'ln water in blue mass is 

a pleasant sight, and when the sun 
shines upon it. it reflects the light, 
making the water look like one 
beautiful, glittering mass. The in- 

nocenci of childh 1 reflects the 

ess which shines upon it. pre 
senting a picture of the simple yet 
beautiful child life 

But the water does not always re 
in thi= state Certain physical 

forces come in contact with it, and 
many wonderful changes take place. 
The unified mass is broken and tiny 
separate units are formed, each inde- 
pendent of the other. And even 
though each is independent, yet they 
arc very unstable in form. As they 
arc carried from place to place 
through the atmosphere they change, 
sometimes to larger units, and then 
again to smaller ones. \t one time 
they add I., themselves tiny mists 
aboul them, and at another time 
the} arc broken up and give off >mall 
mists. Then again they are some- 
times changed into fluffy white flakes 
of snow, and are carried about by 
the wind, sooner or later dropping to 
the ground or else Vicing- changed 
back to drops of water again. 

The child as it lca\ es the 
of childhood and passes into the pe- 
riod of adolescence likewise under- 
goes man) wonderful changes, lie 
becomes less dependent than he was 
a- a child. There are more agencies 
busy influencing him now as he is 
developing than there were earlier in 
his life, lie begin- t" form ideas 
his i »wn ti ' :■ larger de- 
gree than ever before. I'm he is yet 
unstable and wavering in them. The 
give him 
belief in one thing, and th"S C of the 
next day the very opposite. He be- 
uin< to feel more mature and thinks 
he knows a good bit. more than 
his seniors. only to learn later 
that he konws very little. - 
times he is grvod. and at other times 
he is bad. He is easily blown about 
by every wind of doctrine During 

tage of life he for-i 


While the small drops of water 

ng carried through the air. the 

sun'.- rays sometimes reach them. It 

is when this happens thai the} show 

forth a beautiful rainbow. The drops 

'lie rays of light through them- 

refractlng them and giving 

out the beauty which is in them. If 

ig the adolescent period of child- 

H I, the ~un's rays of love shine 

into his life and he allows them to 
shine through his heart, there will 
also be a beautiful radiant picture, 
even more wonderful than the rain- 

The water drops are subject to 

ither changes which the influ- 

> forces bring about. They are 

I from warm into cold layers 

osphere. This sudden change 

3 them forming perfect spheres 

in this stage they 

arc in ire -tabic, more fixed in form 

than at other times. They may be 

blown about by the wind, or they 

may drop through warmer currents 

lir without undergoing; any 

letimes these more fixed 

are attached to some object as 

he case with the ones on the 

evergreen tree. Rut this does not 

change the character of them at all. 

ire just as perfect and just as 

I'm as those which are 


is in this stage that the water 

iable of showing forth its rarest 

beauties. As the sun shines upon 

them, rich varied colors are radiated 

all angles. First it may be red. 

men orange, or yellow, or green, en- 
tile richest blue. etc. And when 
there are a number of them together, 
the) present a glittering, gleaming 
richness, which is equal to that of 
ds and preci* ius jewels. 
\fter the child passes from the ad- 
olescent period, he enters the period 
of youth and early manhood. During 
this stage of life habits become fixed, 
character is formed and the will 
power is exerted. He begins to know 
himself more and more, he is to a 
larger degree stable and fixed in ide- 
as and ideals. If he has spent much 
of his time in earnest faithful study 
he has stored up a reasonable amount 
of knowledge. And now he begins to 
show forth wisdom and power. He 
is becoming useful to his fellowmen 
and is beginning a life of beautiful 
service. Only when the Son of Right- 
eousness shines into his life and is 
reflected by him, the real life of beau- 
ty will be seen. These rays of light 
arc not changed into colors as are 
those of the sun. but into Christi- 
an graces which far surpass the 
sparkling colors from the water crys- 
tals. The wise man said that wis- 
is more to be desired than gold, 
and knowledge more than silver. 
\gain he says that wisdom is better 
than rubies. \ml surely the life that 
and allows the Christian light to 
stantly through his heart 
will have possessions far greater in 
value than gold or precious jewels, 
and will present a picture finer than 
rtist can paint in color. 

"Tlie green is gittin' back in the 
trees" on College Hill. 

The anniversary program of the 
two Literary Societies was a great 
success. The main features were a 
recitation by .Miss Mary Hershey 
from Lititz, an oration by Mr. E. G. 
Dehm from Juniata College and a 
lecture by Dr. Gordinier from Mill- 
ersville State Normal School. The 
College quartette furnished the mu- 

Some of those who attended the 
anniversary of the Literary Societies 
were: Mr. and Mrs. J. W. G. Iler- 

shey, Mr. and Mrs. Henr) Gibble 
from Lititz. Pa. : Miss Sadie I iarper 
from Palmyra: Mr. F. P. Blair. Lan 

Prof. II. K. Ober delivered his lec- 
.n "Child Rights" 
appreciativi tndience at Stet- 
I 'hurch, near ) ' as< in \ ille, Pa. 
'I he Md>. ir I >a\ I 'rogram was a 
tree planted 
was a whin- oak. It was plant. 
tween Mpha Hall ' Irive on 

the northwest side of the building. 

ine loiiowmg program was ren- 

Address by the president, Mr. V. 
C. Eiolsinger; Vocal Solo, Paul En- 
gle; Recitation. Xaomi Longenecker; 
Essay,' Lester Myer; Song by the 
class. "The Brave < >ld ( >ak; I In 
C. M. VVenger; The planting of the 
tree: Song by the class. 

Many of tlu- students spent Easter 
at their homes. 

The tennis curt- are all in tine 
shape, and the) are all being used 
at even opportunity. Some of the 
students even wish to play before 

Recent visitors on College Mill: 
Miss Luella Fogelsanger. luniata 
e: Mr. and Mrs. W enrich. Eph- 
rata. Pa.; Mr. F. P. Blair, i li 
. -. Pa. : Mr. and Mrs. I 

Pa. : Mr. E. « !. 1 leahm, 
College: Mr. V Mack 
in, York, Pa. : Miss Mar) 

n Hershey, 
Philadelphia. Pa. 

\\ : ; h 
jratitude tlv ting of 



500 asparagus roots frum Rev. Geo. 
Weaver of Manheim, L'a. The -ame 
have been planted in the truck patch. 
The students who attend the Sun 
lay School at Xewville gave an Eas- 
ter Program on April 24. Some of 
these were: Ella Booz, Alice Reber, 
Ephraim E-Iertzler, David Markey 

Miss Bertha Landis 
—"Say, Mr. Markey, 
Stamps du you sell?" 

.Mr. Markey— "One 
stamps, of course.'' 

Miss Landis— "Ho 

Alright, let me have 

at book room 
what kind ot 

and two cent 

v mam one 
et fur a cent? 
about a cent's 

and Lillian Kalkenstein. 

Mr. Harry Kreider. '16, has recent- 
ly secured a position in the Valley 
Trust Bank of Palmyra. 

Tin Saturday afternoon. April 8, 
the lady and gentleman students met 
in Music Hall, where they spent the 
afternoon in a social manner. After 
the social they all marched to the 
dining- hall for supper which was pre- 
pared by the social committee. 

Mr. Elmer Wickel had the misfor- 
tune of having his nose broken while 
playing base ball. 

The Senior class has changed the 
appearance of the baseball diamond 
considerably by putting up a new 
back stop and by changing the home 
plate to the southeast corner of the 

Mr. Replogle to Mr. Zeigler — 
"How many brothers do you have?" 

Mr. Zeigler — "I have three sisters, 
four brothers and then Reuben." 

Dr. Reber in Etymologj Class— 
"Mr. Capitanios, can you give a 
diminutive for corpus 5 " Mr. Capi- 
tanious— "Corpulet. meaning a small 
bod} ." 

Prof. Fries — "Mi-- Burkhart, you 
can't write lighter with a fountain 

Mis- I'.urkhart answered very ear- 
nestly- "Yes Sir, T can. T tried it 
alread\ ." 

An address card from Sarah G. 
Weaver, who was a student here in 
the Music Department in 1907 and 
1908. reads as follows: 

Sarah G Weaver 
Teacher of Piano 
Pupils Prepared for All Leading 
Musical Schools 
127 Lehman Street Lebanon, l'a. 

8 years experience in teaching 
We are glad to learn of the excel- 
lent success that Miss Weaver has as 
a music teacher. Will not others who 
have been students here tell us of 
their successes? It gives us much 
pleasure to hear from you. 


March 21. 191o. a meeting of the 
llnmerian Literary Society was called 
at which the following persons ere 
elected: Speaker. Prof. Ralph W. 
Schlosser; Vice President, Miss I. 
Anna Shwenck ; Chaplain, Mr. Jacob 
II. Gingrich: Monitor, Miss Xaomi 
Longenecker ; Secretary. Miss Sara 
Moyer; Critic. Prof. Fries: Librarian. 
\1:, \l. Brandt: Reviewers. Prof. L. 
W. Leiter and Prof. J. G. Meyer 

The meeting of April fourteenth 
was held conjointly with the Key- 


Society as an anniversary of 
the founding of the two societies. 
The features of the program given at 
this session were: A reading by Miss 
Ilershey from Lititz ; an oration en- 
titled "God's Path of Universal 
Peace" by Mr. Edgar Dehm from 
Juniata and an address on "Fire" by 
Dr. Gordinier of Millersville Sale 
Kormal School. 

We report with pleasure an enjoy- 
able public session held April 21st. 
The iirst feature was a well chosen 
and charmingly read, poem, entitled 
'Air. Hoptoad." one of Riley's, given 
by .Miss Gertrude Miller. Miss Floy 
• hen rendered in tones of sil- 
very clearness. "The Singing of the 
Swallows." The question whether 
term examinations should be abolish* 
as debated creditably by Misses 
Brandt. Landis. Douty and Mr. 
Hertzler. And lastly the audience 
had the privilege of listening to Mr. 
C. L. Martin deliver his prize oration 
: "'fli,' Cosmopolitan Mind." 


The meetings of the Keystone Lit- 
erary' Society have been exceedingly 
sting this term. On March 31 
the following program was given: 
al Duet, "Fast Falls the lv n 
Perry and Landis; 
Reading, Miss Reese: Impromptu 

Prof. Schlosser; Piano 
Mary Heistand; Debate. Resolved — 
That the City offers better opportun- 
ile than the 

country. The affirmative speakers 
were Mr. Carl Smith and Miss Lydia 
Withers. The negative speakers were 
Mr. Jesse Zeigler and Mr. John Gra- 
ham. The judges decided in favor 
of the negative side: Vocal Solo, 
"Sweetheart," Miss Perrv : Literary 
Echo, .Mr. C. M. Wenger. 

The program given on April 7. like- 
i ise was enjoyed i>\ all who heard 
llu first number was a piano du- 
el given by Misses Winner ami Esh- 
leman. Mis.- Irene Wise recited 
"When the Green Gets Hack in the 
I rees ' in Mich a way that it was 
hcartih appreciated 1»\ the audience. 
Misses Pern and Landis sang in a 
pleasing manner "Voices of the 
Woods." The next number was a 

ry lively and interesting debate. 
"Ihe question was "Resolved, That 
the beauties of Spring excel those of 
autumn." 'I he altirinati \ e sp< 

i I ances I Irich and Elmer Wic- 

fhe ncgati\ - were 

Burkharl and Ua\ Kline. The 
judges decided in Eav< ■!- of thi 
tive side. Ml-- I iood played th< 
which is especially loved bj 

ear, Mendel ■ 
"Spring Son-." "The Musing of the 
Flowers," in which Eva A.rb 
represented the \ iolet. Vnna Rulh 

Eshleman tin- I'd 1 root. Ella 

the Anemone and Anna Miles the 
llcpatiea was very amusing. I hey 
old the others what they had 
i the) live 
on the meaning of Spring, 
written by Mr. Zug, gave u 
few ai ■ 



The last game ot basket ball was 
played Friday evening. March 31. 
The game was between the Hershey- 
ites and the Royerites. This game 
proved to be one 'if the most inter- 
esting games of the season. 

The rirst half was aggressive and 
exciting. Both sides played with in- 
terest and with a determination to 
win. The score was tie several times 
during the first half. 

The sec m. 1 half was started b) a 
Sensational shot by Ebersole. This 
gave the fellows pep. From then on 
the Royerites were in the lead until 
a few minutes front the end of the 
last half they tied the score. Rut by 
a foul goal and a field goal by Engle, 
the second half ended in favor of 
the Royerites. 

The Score : 

I. li 

1. Replogle 
H. Hershey 


Field goals, Engle 6; I. Hershey 
7: Geyer 3; Ebersole 1 ; H. Hershey 

3: Wickel 1 : Royer 1. 

Foul yoals. Engle 1 : Ebersole 4; 
Wickel 1: TT. Hershey 1. 

I In base ball association met ami 
elected the following officers: Pre-i- 
dent. John Graham : V. President. 

lav Replogle: Treasurer. John Her- 
Manauer. Henry Hershey ; 
Christ Wenger. At a later 

meeting it was moved to change the 
nd. The reason for changing 

the diamond was that the sun always 
shone in the pitcher'.- eyes, which 
made it impossible for a pitcher to 
see the signals and thus he Was 
hindered in pitching. The site cIt •-- 
en for the diamond is more nearly 
level ami gives mure held space that 
will n< it interfere with a batted ball. 
Heretofore the bail- would land some- 
times in tree- or in the "college 

The senior class haw decidi 
put Up a back stop and bleechers. At 
the time of this writing the work has 
not been completed on account of 
the unpleasant weather, which pre- 
vented the diamond from being 
changed to the presenl position. Rut 
by the time the next game will be 
played it will be completed. 

The tennis association also met 
and elected officers for the ensuing 
year. The officers elected were: John 
Hershey. president; Paul Schwenk, 
V. President. Miss ^rbegast, Secre- 
tary, Grant Weaver, Treasurer. The 
new president at .nice began ti 
the courts in o inditii m to pla) 

nr in condition now, and the 
demand for these is - great that it 
seems necessary that two more be 
made. Some of the -indents have the 
to play before breakfast. 
which proves thai the interest for 

about a tournament between th - 
iors and the juniors. How true the 
reporl is we do not know, but we be- 
lieve the seniors will not let it lie 
-aid that they do not have courage. 
They didn't in base ball or b 
ball, why should thev in tennis?" 



Mary wa- seven, and didn't want 
to take her music lesson. "Why. Ma- 
ry, don't you like your music?" 

asked her mother anxiously. 

"No," sobbed the little girl. "1 
just hate those little black things -it- 
sin' on the fence!'' 

"Very gratifying!" said a younjj 
and conceited novelist. "A gentleman 

writes me that he took a copy of my 
last work to read during a railway 
journey, and as a result suddenlv 

discovered he had gone 20 miles be- 
yond his destination." 

"Dear me." commented the young 
author's friend, "sleeping in train- is 
a had habit !" 

Little Alice came in the house at 

luncheon-time with a pair of very 
dirty hands. Tier mother looked at 
the little girl's hands and said: 

"Von never saw my hands as dir- 
ty as yours." 

"No. mother." replied the child, 
"hut grandmother did." 

As we see the awakening i 
life of all nature about us, 
greeted by the bursting buds 
maple, horse-chestnut, oak and 

f ihe 


the Ahum 

i mi the hall one evening a lew 
weeks ago, we heard an unfamiliar 
roice in friendl} greeting. VVe soon 
liscovered that the person was Miss 

Luella Fogelsanger, 

'06, who had 

come to spend part i 

if her vacation 

with us. 

Mr. Albert Reber, 

'13, spent his 

vacation at his former 

home, College 


Miss Edna Brubaker, '14. also vis- 

ollege Hill. 
Recently, as a representative of 

Ftanklin and Marshall College, at 
I iettysburg and Collegeville, Pa.. Mr. 
i', I.. Martin won two prizes of sev- 
enty-five and twenty dollars. There 
were, respectively, four and five rep- 
resentatives from other colleges in 
these contests. Mis subjects were: "A 
Parasitic Institution" and "The Cos- 
mopolitan Mind." 

Several weeks ago we heard from 
Miss Mary Scheaffer. '13. who is 
very busy but happy in her work at 
Manchester College. She expects to 

ci n tin tie her work there this summer 
and next year. 

( In Friday evening, April 14, Miss 
Mary llershey. '15 of Lititz, Pa., and 
Mr. Edgar Deahm, 13, from Juniata, 
Huntingdon, Pa., participated in the 
Anniversary program of the Literary 
Societies. Miss Hershey's reading and 
Mr. Deahm s oration. "God's Path to 
Universal Peace;" were greatly en- 
joyed by all. 

Mr. Deahm gave this oration at 
Harrisburg, Pa., in an oratorical con- 
test under the auspices of the Board 
nf Arbitration of Pennsylvania He 
received the first prize of seventy- 
five dollars. 

Mr. A. Mack Falkenstein, '13, Mr. 
Herbert Rout. '13. Mr. Owen Her- 
shey, '15 and Miss Mary Hershey, 
'15. attended the Arbor Day program 
given \pril 21. 

At last you will have the oppor- 
tunity to see i be photograph of the 
children of our Alumni. Here they 
are with their smiling and sober fac- 
es, representing homes in America 
and China. 

We certainly wish, for these little 
lives SO full of promise, a very 
briehl future, 

Ri adir 

abeth, Ernest Allen and Hi 
man; Robert Allen Kilpatri 
Kathryn Lucilli 

Heir; John Alii R tlph W. Landi 

garei Amelia Miller; Emma Grace and Dorothy Fern Light; Floy and 
er; Edna Ruth Hartman Schuler; Mai 

Naomi i 

Grace and Stanl 
child; Ammon B 
Edward, Wayi 

Hank; Ralph Wesley Stimpmai - Kulp. 



he editor s 

Oh, Us hard lu travel 

For the danger of kind] 

And the lire of wrath maj blaze 

aw a}' 
Harming the editor day by day. 
Then there are rocks and ditches 

hilly place? 
\\ Inch every editor at sometime 

here are many things in it to make 
one glad; 
meones In perusing the papers there's cer- 
tainly joy, 

some contain gold without much 

J An 

ly so, 

ge forty y 

xcellent paper is Juniata Echo; 
under s Daj Xumber especial- 

Oh, to travel the path of the editor 

is hard . , , 

As she mus, always be on her guard , " *? , * ht " " f the Alurani 

•^ have made the world glow. 

always interesting to see such a 

: nol al-uK the editor-in-chief school grow. 

\nd their wildest fancies will become 

reef; real we know. 

Hs Erequentl} those she has on hei ^' °»e thing however we are °reat- 

h surprised. 

in epitaph. ^ , " 1 thai is to see cigars advertised. 

N'ods and becks from Miss I 


X "' 1 i°3 "" "" may find I i through 

without measure. With its "Quips and Cranks a.ufwan- 

N° w '■ department is not ton Wiles. 

,,;,d - = and Becks and wri 



one of the lew. the very few, 

\\ i 

h nu advertisements on the view. 


cheerful as ever is the April 



one who reads it in despondency 

is sunk. 
The editors must be among those 
Who "Whistle and life is gay; 
And the world's in tune 
Like a day in June 
And the clouds all melt away." 

Though little, to great harm it will 

It's surely the little things that count. 

As in this month comes -Mother'.-, 

We wish tn her a tribute to pay. 
And this in one "i our exchanges we 

Which expresses our sentiments all 


"Did You Ever" on McColpa's four- "\| is for the million things she gave 

teenth page me: 

For just a few minutes your minds <) means only that she is growing 

should engage. old; 

For this is well worth you reading; T is for tears, she -bed to save me 

It gives advice which many are II is for her heart of purest gold; 

needing-, H j*. for her eyes with lovi 
Which they do well when they are shining. 

heeding. R means right, and right she'll al- 
For there is a tendency at quite a ways be. 

few schools Put them together and they spell 

In this respect to break the rules. 'mother.' 

So do not lie a thief of time. \ word that means the world to 

For this is quite a serious crime: me." 




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Slower, Sweet June 

Slower! sweet June, 
Each step more slow ; 
Linger and loiter as you go ; 
Linger a little while to dream, 
Or see yourself in yonder stream, 
Fly not across the summer so. 
Sweet June ! be slow. 

Slower ! sweet June, 
Oh, slower yet; 

It is so long since we have met, 
So long ere we shall meet again ; 
Let the few days that still remain 
Be longer, longer, as they flow. 
Sweet June ! be slow. 

Slower ! sweet June. 

And slower still ; 

Let all your matchless beauty thrill 

My soul! stretch out this day so 

Far, far, along midsummer. s height. 
'Till sunset back to sunrise glow. 
Sweet June! lie slow. 

Slower! sweet June. 

Yes. wait awhile; 

The meadow stars look up and smile 

That you are lure; the -ra-^es bend 

Their heads to greet their dearest 

And say "She taught us how to 


Sweet rune! lie slow. 


Slower! sweet June, 

Your footsteps bear 

An echoing gladness everywhere ; 

The robin hears it in his nest 

And answers, "'June, dear June, is 

The rippling brooks your presence 


Sweet June! be slow. 

Slower! sweet June, 
Turn on your track 
And send your fragrant blossoms 

Give me one violet more. I pray; 
< >ne apple blossom, one lily spr.iv: 
Teach one more rosebud how to blew 
Sweet June! be slow. 

Slower! sweet June, 

Again I cry ; 

She does not stop to say good-by, 

But toward the North or toward the 

She turns ; I seek her rosy mouth 
For one more kiss; I press her hair 
And know, alas! she is not there. 

— Julia M. Hay 

H. D. Moyer 

Scanning the records of the past 
decade, we see raging on the soil of 
the old Keystone State a conflict far 
er than thai of the Mexican 
trouble. There have been many "Ver 
duns" foughl and won, in the strug- 
gle although not with forty centimet- 
er guns. They have been fought with 
tongue, pen and ballot: the chief bat- 
tleground being in the hearts of our 

countrymen. This is a mighty war 
that will be foughl to a finish be- 
tween the forces of righteousness and 
tlu liquor traffic. 

We blush witli shame when we 
hear it said that Pennsylvania, the 
state of which we are so proud, and 
rightly s<>. lias been referred to in 
the editorials of one .>f the most 
prominent liquor journals, as the 
"Gibraltar "i the Liquor Traffic." 
Looking over the records we find 
that Pennsvlvania is one of the three 


states in the whole forty-eight which 

has not yet passed any form of local 
option legislation. Our neighbor. New 
Jersey, is one of them and you will 
have to go far to find another such a 
stronghold of the liquor traffic, be- 
cause Xevada is the only one left. 
Ordinarily we are not willing to be 
classed with Xevada but when it 
comes to liquor, Pennsylvania. New 
Jersey and Xevada are chums. 

The Brooks High License Law 
was passed in 1887 and was the last 
legislation passed by our state to 
regulate the monster that is causing 
such havoc. This is the last legisla- 
tion since 1887, notwithstanding the 
fact that it is a total failure. The 
liquor men have been able so to 
grease the palms of our legislators as 
to defeat every measure that would 
help to strike down this foe. You 
well know, that with the crimes that 
the liquor traffic has committed with 
the blood stains of murder, which it 
carried all unmolested that it is not 
through any merit that the liquor 
traffic holds its prestige. Let us tell 
you a few more things that we 
charge to the liquor traffic. One of 
these is an enormous waste of money. 
Some one has said that Pennsyl- 
vania spends $10,000 a day for liquor, 
but let me tell you that the person 
win i said that must use his multipli- 
cation and division tables rather vig- 
orously to "keep it at that." It is 
told us from reliable sources that 
Penna. is spending over $200 000.000 
every year, and that means about 
50.000 is spent for drink every day. 
Talk about taxes and education cost- 
ing much ! Then think for a moment 
what could be done with the money 

that is daily thrown into the tills of 
a worse than useless institution. But 
we pay vastly more than money ! Ah. 
yes! we are paying for legalizing 
such a devilish traffic in blood and 
tears. Right here in Lancaster Coun- 
ty, startling revelations were made in 
the annual ■ report of your county 
prison ; over 1600 people committed 
to prison annually and over one-half 
sent up on charges of drunkenness 
and vagrancy. In 1911 an army of 
21. '£13 paupers entered the almshous- 
es of Pennsylvania ■ and 81 per cent 
of these were drinkers. Pennsylvania 
is paying an awful price for her de- 
bauchery. One person out 'of every 
95 behind prison bars, and those who 
are dependent for support wholly or 
in part outnumber the combined arm- 
ies of Meade and Lee at Gettysburg 
in 1863. and the vast majority of 
these are so because of liquor. Think 
of the awfulness ! 

Should a cave-in he found in one 
of our streets, it would not take the 
proper authorities long to put a red 
lantern or flag there and have it fill- 
ed up. Yet. in Pennsylvania tonight 
there are 1800 wholesale houses and 
over 12000 saloons, the very worst 
kind of cave-ins. into which our bovs 
"are falling by the thousands every 
year. Our state legislature has said 
they may stay if they pay high li- 
cense, and by judicial decree many 
have stayed until today. 

Put today there are many weather- 
vanes to indicate which way the - 
wind is blowing, many evidences to 
show that the bombardment by :he 
forces of right has weakened the 
>f the enemy. Ten years ago 
the liquor traffic received a blow that 



to them was almost as sudden as a 
bolt of lightning out of the clear sky. 
when 1000 violators of the liquor 
laws were prosecuted in our state. 
Up to that time. Greene County was 
the only dry county in the state. To- 
day we have eleven dry counties and 
13 dry cities with a population of ov- 
er 5000 each. 

Is it merely incidental that the lo- 
cal option bill in 1909 received 66 
votes and in 1913, 83 votes? Did 
it just happen, when the Hobson 
Amendment was before the National 
House of Representatives in 1914, 
that tlmse from Pennsylvania who 
voted — 19 voted for and 11 against. 
By the way. among those who voted 
fur it were Greist from Lancaster 
County. Diffenderfer from Montgom- 
ery and Brodbeck from York County, 
Kreider from Lebanon. Do you think 
it an idle saying when a magazine 
published in Washington, D. C. says 
on the editorial page that Governor 
Brumbaugh of Pennsylvania declared 
himself out and out for local option 
and the whole state is aroused? Has 
it ever occurred to you why over 
1000 of our daily newspapers as well 
as many magazines refuse liquor ad- 
vertisements? Surely Pennsylvania is 
awakening — she is rubbing her eyes 
Slowly but surely we see the sun of 
purity and temperance rising over 
the mountains in the eastern horizon. 
Pennsylvania has caught the vision of 
the tear-stained face of the Master 
as he stretches forth his nail-scarred 
hands and pleads with her to save 
the Boyhood and Manhood under her 



Eva B. Arbegast 

'lust David" is a piece of fiction 
written l>y Eleanor 11. I'ortcr and 
published in March, 191n. The story 
opens with David and his father, who 
for six years have lived alone on a 
beautiful mountain, just leaving their 
mountain home for the valley, be- 
cause of the sudden illness of the fa- 
ther. David was 'loathe to go but 
the father realized that he was dying. 
Accordingly with their two violins 
they went down into the valley. 
Death overtook David's father in Si- 
mon Molly's barn, where they had 
crawled to spend the night, iicfore 
his death. David's father gave him 
much gold. When the coroner came 
lhe_\' found two notes on the corpse; 
the first to whom it might concern. 
the second to David. At the end of 
the first note was a signature, but 
the Holly's and the coroner were un- 
able to decipher the shaky, irregular 
writing. In David's note, he is told 
to find "the beautiful" in his violin. 
for therein it lies. As a result when 
glad or sad David plaved on his vio- 

David was adopted into the family 
of Simon Holly. who was a stern 
farmer. During David's life there. 
he shows his marvelous development. 
lie spoke French and German fluent- 
ly, he read Latin well: he was a 
wt/ard on the violin. The Holly's, 

as well as the villagers, regarded 
"queer.' Bui after a time, un- 
der his influence, the Holly's began 

to see more in life than the usual. 


prosaic, daily routine. They began 
to see the world through David's 


David mack- a Eew intimate friends 
in the village, who "understood" Irs 
music. Blind Joe, one of these, af- 
forded a pathetic inc : dent. "Jack" 
and "Jill," who in reality were Mr. 
John and Miss Julia Gurtisey and 
the Lady of the Roses, who as 
really Miss Holbrook, form a very 
pretty little love story. It is thru Da- 
vid that a misunderstanding which 
had extended over several years, is 

Amuud the gold that David's fa- 
ther gave him a very pathetic inci- 
dent centers. David had planned to 
use the money to secu e for himself 
an education on the v : olin, but in- 
stead he used it to help a friend in 
trouble. A great secret as to who 
David is, is revealed through the re- 
conciliation of Simon Holly and his 

This book is one that has taken 
almost as much of a grip on the 
readers of today as "Pollyanna" by 
the same author. Although the char- 
acter of David may be slightly over- 
drawn, the quaint speeches, the pa- 
thetic humor, the marvelous love and 
trust in his father, the power to see 
happiness— all these tend to make us 
like the book. The author has pre- 
sented David in such a skillful way 
that one can not help being drawn 
towards the book. 

Helen G. Oellig 

We find in Juliet a typical Italian 
girl I like to picture her with the 

black hair and dark passionate eyes 
of the usual Italian. 

Juliet is the only daughter of an 
old and wealthy Verona family. She 
likely had all the educational and ra- 
cial advantages the age afforded. 

The most striking characteristic of 
Juliet is Iter suddenly awakened and 
yet deep-set love. To the English 
girl this is strange (if we except the 
rare cases of love at first sight.) But 
the Italians are more quickly arou-ed 
by love than perhaps the people of 
any other nationality. 

Critics are likely to judge Juliet 
harshly for confessing her love on the 
first night after her meeting with 
Romeo. But we must remember that 
Juliet was talking to herself or rather 
thinking aloud. She was aware of 
no audience, much less of the pres- 
ence of Romeo. 

After she is aware of his presence 
and knows that he has overheard, 
there is no denial of her passion. She 
is true to her newly-awakened love. 
But she realizes the barriers between 
her-elf and Romeo. She is unwilling 
that their love should be dishonorable 
so asks whether Romeo intends mar- 
rying her. 

After her marriage to Romeo we 
'.11 admire and love her for her loy- 
alty. Flow little the divorce courts 
uld have to do if all lovers were 
as true as Romeo and Juliet. 

When her parents try to compel 

many again she is respectful, 

g as her reason that she does 

I love Paris. The sin of the pa- 

cnts lies, not in the fact that they 

compelling her to marry, being 

narried, for they did not know this, 

the fact that they are compel- 



ling her to marry one whom she 

does not love. 

' In order to avoid sin she is willing 

to go to any exti tine. She says to 

Friar Lawrence : 

"( ). bid me leap, rather than marry 

From off the battlements of yonder 

tower ; 
Or walk in thievish ways; or bid me 

"Where serpents are : chain me with 

roaring bears ; 
( M- shut me nightly in a charnel 

< I'er covered 'i llite w,tn 'l eai1 mens 

rattling bones. 
With reeky shanks, and yellow chop- 
less skulls ; 
Or bid me go into a new-made grave. 
And hide me with a dead man in his 
shroud ; 
Things that, to hear them told, have 

made me tremble ; 
And 1 will do it without fear or 

To live an unstained wife to my 

sweet love." 
Upon the discovery of Romeo's 
death she is so over burdened with 
grief that she thinks life unbearable 
without him. Soon the spur of the 
moment she too takes her life. 

We find both Romeo and Juliet 
very impulsive. They act without 
Stopping to think, but this perhaps is 
more a weakness of their nationality 
than a fault of their indivividuality. 
We cannot help loving Juliet and es- 
pecially do we admire her for her 
wonderful fidelity. 

Experiences of Miss Bessie M. Rider 
'03, Missionary to China 

Extracts from let- 
ters written by her 
to E'town friends at 
different times. 
Miss Nettie Seng- 
r of Iowa and I 
•ft Chicago on the 
evening of Jan. 19, 
having had a fare- 
well service at Beth- 
any Bible School on the evening of 
our departure. Nearly fifty of our 
dear Bethany friends were at the sta- 
tion to see us off. We had a pleas- 
ant trip to Seattle. On Tuesday 
morning, January twenty-fifth, we 
left for the Great Northern Docks 
and got our first view of our boat, 
the Tamba Msru. which was to be 
our home for some week- to follow. 
There were fifteen or twenty present 
to see us sail. Our dear friends stood 
on shore and watched us, and we 
them, waving our handkerchiefs un- 
til out of sight, and while our eyes 
filled with tears our hearts were fill- 
ed with joy. As our vessel pulled 
ou1 our loved ones on shore .-any. 
"God be with you till we meet 
again." It was a grand, never-to-be 
forgotten occasion. 

The first few days of the trip 
were somewhat rough, during which 
time quite a number of the pa»en- 
gers were sea-sick. The dining room 
seemed quite forsaken for a Few 
days. I experienced some uncom- 
fortable feeling of the rocking of the 
boat, bni no4 to the extent that I felt 
side or had to forfeit any meals. I 
don't think I'd have Stood the trip as 



I did if I hadn't resorted tu any pre- 
ventive measures, but supplied my- 
self with Mothersill's Seasick Remedy 
before leaving and escaped sea-sick- 
uess entirely throughout the voyage. 

There were severe storms during 
the voyage. On Feb 9, the report of 
the distance covered during the twen- 
ty Four hours previous showed a dis- 
tance of but five miles. It is impos- 
sible to give an adequate description 
if conditions as they were, but it was 
reported that storms such as this are 
i ncountered mure than once in 
several years, the water having risen 
ten feet above the bridge. 

\\ e stopped off at Japan, landing- 
there on Feb. 12. We rode in rick- 
shas to religious services in the Uni- 
m Church. 

On Thursday morning, Feb. 24. I 
received my first view of China. We 
landed at Shanghai ami were met 
•.here by Anna Blough. We went in 
rickshas to the Evans Mission Home. 
We were taken to the room of Sister 
'Crumpacker, who was recovering 
from an operation. Later we did 
some shopping and attended to the 
matter of choosing Chinese names for 
Nettie and me. Sisters Crumpacker 
and Blough had kindly chosen them 
For us. My name is Jao De La — 
(Row de Fa). The name means "Ob- 
tain happiness through pardon." The 
last two, however, (de Fa) are usual- 
ly dropped out and the first part of 
the name is followed by the title. 
M\ title is TTi Shih (Xurse). 

We spent four days sailing on the 
Vang Tse Rive- to Hankow. From 
there we went by rail *o Yang 
Chuan. Here we were met by Bro. 
Vaniman and Dr. Watupler. As we 

arrived at Vang Chuan our convey- 
ances were read}-, so Sister Wamp- 
ler, Nettie and I were soon on our 
way to Ting Ping, a ride of about 
five miles. Another great experience! 
( >n a sedan chair, you know, we sit 
in a little boxed up thing which is 
carried on a pole by two men, one in 
front and one in the rear. The roads 
leading to Ping Ting are very rough 
and that is the reason such a labori- 
ous method of conveyance is used. 
It was an exceptionally stormy day, 
and the dust and dirt blew at a great 
rate, but we enjoyed the new experi- 
ence on sedan chairs nevertheless. 

We reached our new home at 
Ping Ting about 2:30 p. m. March 3. 
Could it be possible. Home at last 
in China ! And how far beyond our 
expectations to find such fine build- 
ings on our mission compound. Min- 
erva Metzger met us at the door and 
Sister Vaniman and little Edna w^ere 
also there awaiting our coming. The 
pupils of the Girls' School were so 
eager to meet us. and as Minerva ar- 
ranged to have them come over and 
sing a song of greeting to us they 
were all excited. It was a beautiful 
sight to see them all march in. And 
as they all bowed so nicely to us 
and sang their sweet little Chinese 
song of greeting, it touched our 
hearts to see their earnestness and to 
think of wdiat those little lives may 
mean for the Master by having 
proper teaching. 

You'd be surprised to see the nice 
home we have here to live in. and 
then the girls here are just lovely 
and do all they can to make us feel 
at home, and if the Ford continue to 
bless me with health and strength as 



He has been doing, I feel that I shall 
be just in my element in the work 

On the day after arrival at Ping 
Ting I assisted Dr. Wampler in an 
operation. My main work now is 
the study of the language. It is a 
very fascinating study. 

I wish you could see some of these 
women with bound feet, many of 
them not more than three inches 
long, and then the 'muscles of their 
legs are undeveloped. It is so sad 
to see their little, distorted bodies as 
they walk around with their long 
sticks. The sticks they use as canes 
are much higher than they them- 
selves are. 

On Sunday afternoon. March 12, 
we attended a service held here by 

our native Christians at which our 
evangelist, Bro. Yin, gave a very 
touching message to the native Chris- 
tians in regard to the need for more 
workers to help spread the gospel 
here — too few workers entirely for 
the number of people who should be 
reached. He read a letter to them to 
be sent to the Mother Church in Am- 
erica, pleading for more help, and 
the voice of the church (that is, the 
native Christians I was that the let- 
ter should he sent. Would that some 
of our able Christians in America, es- 
pecially the young men who are so 
much needed in the work here, could 
have seen their earnestness and sin- 
cerity and would know how these 
natives are praying for more helpers 
from America ! 

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Harvey Geyer Athletics 

W.Scott Smith Business Manager 

Paul H. Engle Ass't Manager 

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Nicknames mostly originate in the 
family. They are usually diminutives 
given affectionately to the little child, 
but invariably become out of place in 
later years. Yet it so often happens 
that though it is out of place, it is 
retained until old age. It has been 
said that "a good name may be lost. 
a bad name changed, but a nick- 
name lasts forever." We do not think 
t a pet name for a child as being 

unmannerly, but that same name 
does become so, after the child has 
reached manhood or womanhood. The 
best way then, is never to give these 

names to children. 

It was customary some years ago, 
for families to have the best room in 
the house for visitors. The most 
comfortable furniture which the fami- 
ly possessed was placed in it. the 
most beautiful pictures, the best car- 
pets, etc. The family lived in the 



kitchen or in other rooms not so com- 
fortably furnished, and not nearly so 
suggestive of refinement and culture. 
But times are changing the customs. 
Accordingly, many people today be- 
lieve in using the comforts and con- 
veniences for the family, thus giv- 
ing them every chance for develop- 
ment. Now in using nicknames, we 
are doing that which is somewhat 
like this old custom. The common 
and uncouth, (though mostly given 
affectionately) is used instead of the 
refined and beautiful names, which of- 
ten have a special deep meaning. For 
example, Dorothy means "A gift 
from God," but Dora or Dot robs 
it of its meaning. 

There is no more beautiful or sug- 
gestive name in the language than 
Mary, but it is ruined under the 
guise of Molly or Mazie. Margaret 
is a fine stately name, but it is hor- 
rid as Mag or Madge. Emily and 
Catherine are fine names, but spoiled 
as Em or Kate. Elizabeth is a good 
old name, but looks cheap as Liz or 
Betz. Sarah is one of the oldest 
Scriptural names, which is wounded 
as Sal. And what is true of these 
and all other feminine names is also 
true of the masculine names. Daniel, 
William. Richard. Henry. John, Rob- 
ert. Jacob, Joshua. Abraham. Isaac 
and others are good and dignified 
when used in full, but they lose 
their power and respect when used 
as Dan. Bill, Dick. lien. Jack. B ib, 
Jake, Josh, Abe, Ike. etc. 

The home is nol the only place 
where nicknames originate. They of- 
ten have their beginning and are ex- 
tensively used in schools and colleg- 
es. Xames given at these places are 

often even less meaningful than those 
given in the home. It would seem 
that when students are striving for 
culture and refinement, they should 
try to get it in every form possible. 
By making use of nicknames they are 
in a measure lowering the standard 
of the language, for the names sub- 
stituted are never as full of meaning 
as the true name. If we were to 
see an inappreciative pupil walk up 
to a masterpiece upon which his 
teacher artist had spent hours and 
days, and carelessly pass the brush 
over the picture, thus disfiguring it. 
we would class such a person as un- 
cultured. But what else are we doing 
when we carelessly disfigure the 
words in our language? Let us strive 
for refinement in this place as well 
is in other things. 

A Flower Fund 
No .student has secured a well bal- 
anced training who does not have his 
aesthetic nature or love for the beau- 
tiful developed. One way to develop 
this nature is for each student to cul- 
tivate an interest and pride in the 
school grounds or campus. The lawn 
should be well kept and there should 
be a limited number of flower gar- 
dens and clumps of shrubbery artist- 
ically arranged and kept under care- 
ful attention and cultivation. Now, 
t course, the students do not have 
much time to devote to work f 
this kind, but they can help in anoth- 
er way. 

1'p to the present time the care of 
•lu flowers on the campus has been 
left to a few persons, w ho of their 
own will, because of their pride : n 



the campus, have arranged for them. 
The flowers which are needed each 
spring have been bought by them. 
If these generous persons had not 
shown by their deeds the feelings of 
their hearts, we would have had few 
if any flowers on the campus. 

But now we feel that an advance- 
ment is being made in this cause. A 
committee representing trustees, fac- 
ulty, alumni and students has been 
appointed to plan and arrange this 
work. In order that this committee 
may do the work, they will need a 
fund from which to draw in purchas- 
ing bulbs, plants and shrubbery. Any 
one who is interested in this fund 
may give their help to the committee 
and thus show their pride in having 
a beautiful school home. 



The ninth summer term at Eliza- 
bethtown College will open on July 
3, 1916, and continue six weeks. This 
short term serves to break the monot- 
ony of a long vacation and enables 
the student to accomplish valuable 

ADVANTAGES— The work will 
be in charge of experienced teachers 
who are at present in the Faculty of 
Elizabethtown College. The studies 
offered are Mathematics, Languages, 
Pedagogy, Science and History. Class- 
es are small and the instruction is 
thorough and inspiring. 

EXPENSES— Ten dollars is the 
tuition charged for a program of 
three common school branches and 
fifteen dollars for two college studies 
or college preparatory studies. These 
rates are based upon the supposition 
that at least three students will select 
the same studies. For classes con- 
ducted with less than three students 
to the class, the tuition will be twen- 
ty-five cents an hour in elementary 
subjects and fifty cents an hour in 
College studies. 

Table board is obtainable at a con- 
venient distance from the College at 
S3. 00 per week. Room rent in College 
buildings including light is fifty cents 
a week. Xo enrollment fee is charged 
and no reduction is made for attend- 
ance for only part of the term. Bills 
are payable at middle of term. 

School students who wish to make 
up deficiencies or take advanced 
standing will be admitted. College 
Preparatory students will find splen- 
did facilities here to meet entrance re- 
quirements. College students will re- 
ceive credit here and at other Colleg- 
es for work completed at Elizabeth- 
town College. Among last summer's 
students were two Seniors in Frank- 
lin and Marshall College, a Junior in 
Juniata College, a Freshman in Get- 
tysburg College, a number of High 
School students, and some who were 
preparing to take the examination for 
professional certificates. 

Correspondence is solicited and fur- 
ther inquiries will be cheerfully an- 
swered. Write for further informa- 
tion to the President. 

vv; -a^ 

!VV, I 

The College- Campus is becoming 
more beautiful each year as the trees 
are growing very rapidly. But it 
takes more than trees to make it pic- 
turesque. Among other things shrub- 
bery is needed. Recently a commit- 
tee has been appointed to add shrub- 
bery to that which is here and care 
for it. The names of this committee 
will be published in the next issue of 
Our College Times and the patrons 
and students of the school can do 
much for the campus by giving of 
their surplus flowers, shrubbery and 

There are many song birds about 
the campus but they do not stay long 
as there is no place for them to 
build. It would be splendid for the 
students to make bird houses during 
the summer and put them on the 
campus next year. The students are 
usually too busy to make such things 
while at school but the summer vaca- 
tion would be a good time to do it. 
If each one would do a little in this 
line we might have many more song 
birds here. Let us help by sending 

shrub or a 
if)" the cam- 

was a real 
dowers and 

from Bryn 
of Gertrude 

or bringing a plant, a 
bird house to help beau 
pus. Will you help? 

The arbutus outing 
treat. There were man) 
a good social time. 

Miss Elenor l'aubel 
Mawr. was the guest 
I [ess on May 6 and 7. 

A number of the students and 
members of the Faculty attended the 
Schumann-Heinke concert in Harris- 
burg May 9. 

Miss Bulah Long of York and Miss 
Haverstick of Xeffsville. visited here 

Mr. Andrew Heisey presented ap- 
ples for the dining room. They are 
much appreciated. 

The Spring Musical was a success 
in every way. It was rendered es- 
pecially well because of the accom- 
panying instrument which was a new 
Stein" piano. This piano has been 
placed in Music T Tall for approval. Tt 
i^ a fine instrument and surpasses in 
quality of tone any piano here. We 
hope it may remain. 


The College Temperance League 
rendered a program on .May 14, in 
the College Chapel. Rev. Gotwald 
from Washington, D. C, gave die 
main address. Miss Ada Douty gave 
a recitation, Mr. A. B. Haugher gave 
an oration, and Mr. II. D. Moyer 
gave an essay. 

Rev. Crumpacker visited at the 
College recently. He gave several 
talks to the students and one public 
talk in the Chapel in the evening. 

Prof. Harley attended the funeral 
of his uncle, David Stover, of Kulps- 

Prof. Myer gave a chapel talk May 
25th on "'The Carriage of the Body." 
His talk was short and to the point. 

Mr: Landis to Mr. Earl Royer — 
"Will you please take the taboret to 
town for Miss Hess?" Mr. Royer— 
"No sir. I want to wear it myself." 

The Homerians met in a regular 
private session on April 28th and sev- 
eral talks full of information were 
given by a number of the different 
members of the society on: "Brum- 
baugh as Our Next President." "The 
Social Conditions in Europe After 
the War." "Wilson's Error in the 
can Policy." 
On May the 12th in a private ses 
-in . Prof. J. G. Myer gave a half- 
address on "The importance of 
c c'ei ce in ( )ur Curriculum.'' 

The year of 1916 being the tercen- 
tenary of Shakespeare'^ death, it was 
quite fitting that one of our meetings 
should be devoted to the immortal 
poet of Stratford-on-Avon. On this 
occasion Mr. Gingrich and Miss 

Longenecker read selections from 
Macbeth to the great satisfaction of 
all the hearers. Prof. Schlosser gave 

an explanation of the psychology un- 
derlying Shakespeare's use of witches 
in the play 'if Macbeth. Mr. Scott 
Smith read an essay on Shakespeare 
which did justice to the genius of 
Shakespeare without unduly praising 


On Maj- 5th the Keystone Literary 
Society gave the following short but 
\ ery interesting program : 

Oration, "Treasure Seeking," Sam- 
uel Fahnestock ; Essay, "Choosing a 
Vocation," Martha Schwenck; Music, 
Mixed Quartette. Bro. Crumpacker, 
a returned missionary from China, 
who was visiting the school, gave a 
very interesting talk on the supersti- 
tions of the people of China. Music, 
mixed Quartette. 

The program that was given one 
week later was as follows: 

Piano Solo. Miss Good : Reading. 
A.J. Replogle; Illustrated Recita- 
tion. Ruth Kilhefner: Vocal Solo, 
Lester Myer: Debate. Resolved that 
Grant was a better i, than Lee. 
affirmative — Paul Schwenk and Sara 
Shisler; Negative— Ella Hiestand and 
Ezra Wenger. The judges decided in 
favor of the Negative side: Piano 
Duet, Misses I'erry and Bucher; Lit- 
erary Echo, Harry Moyer. 

The private meeting of the society 
was held May 19, The president. 
Mr. Markey. conducted a very inter- 
esting and snappy parliamentary drill. 

The newh elected officers are: 

President. G. E. Weaver: Vice 



President, I'aul Schwenk ; Secretary.. 
Selinda May Royer Dohner; Critic, 
Prof. J. G. Meyer: Treasurer, John 
Hershey; Chorister, Ruth Bucher; 
i ustodian, Ezra Wenger. 

( In Friday afternoon. May fifth, 
the Day Students defeated the Board- 
ing Students in a game of base ball. 
This was the first game of the season 
and it proved to be interesting. The 
I >ay students had twice the number 
of hits that the Hoarding students 
had. Engle pitched for the Day stu- 
dents, lie proved to be in fine con- 
dition. This was the first game he 
pitched this year, yet he pitched the 
entire nine innings without weaken- 
ing. Wenger opened the game for 
the Boarding students, but Coach 
Graham took him out the fifth inning 
and put Wickel in. Wickel had a 
nice speedy ball. He is improving in 
his speed and delivery. Shissler made 
a fine catch in the eighth inning by 
running backward and reaching up 
with one hand, snatched the ball and 
held it. 

The score : 

Day Students 

r h a o e 

K. Gish, 2b J 1 

I'. Engle, p 1 2 2 

S. Smith. 3b 2 2 1 1 2 

II. Geyer. c ! 1 12 

Holsinger, lb 2 1 11 

Boozer, 59 1 1 3 1 

Ebersole, If 2 2 2 

Ulrich, ci 1 1 

Elkroth, rf 1 1 1 2 

Total 16 12 7 4 27 

Boarding Students 

r h a o e 

Rose, cf 1 1 

II. Hershey, ss 1 3 3 

J. Hershey, 3b 2 2 1 1 

E. Royer, c 1 1 11 

Wenger. p 1 2 1 

Replogle, 11) 1 1 111 

Grumbeck, If 1 2 

Shissler, cf 1 

Wickel. cf 1 

Totals 7 6 8 6 24 

Base on balls, off Engle 2. off 
Wenger 7. off Wickel 3. 

Struck out by Wenger 8, Englel2, 
Wickel 3. 

Two-base hits. Smith. Ebersole, 
Holsinger. Umpire, Zug. 

The Red Sox defeated the White 
Sox in a very exciting game Friday, 
May twelfth. The teams were even- 
ly matched. Smith pitched for the 
Red Sox and Wenger pitched for the 
White Sox. Wenger pitched a splen- 
did game, lie held the Red Sox to 
ten hits. The score was tie several 
times during the game. 

The score: 

Red Sox 

r h a o e 

Shissler, 3b 1 3 

Grumbeck. cf 5 1 1 

Rose. 2b 1 2 1 2 2 

Smith, p 2 2 1 2 3 

Replogle, c l Oil 

hail Royer. lb 1 10 

Elmer Royer, rf 1 1 

Ebersole, If 1 1 

II Hershey, ss 1 2 1 4 

Totals 1 i pi 



White Sox 

r h a o e 

Geyer, c 4 4 1 2 12 

Wenger, p 2 2 3 3 

Weaver, Lb 2 2 7 

Gish, 2b 1 1 1 1 

J Hershey, 3b 2 2 1 

Rucher. ss 2 

Foltz, rf 1 1 1 

Klein, cf ' 1 1 

Shaak, if 

Total. 8 12 10 6 24 

Base on balls, off Wenger 7, off 
Smith 5. Struck out by Smith 11, 
Wenger 0. Two-base hits. Ebersole 
1. 'lever 4. Umpire, Graham. 

The Hoarding Students defeated 
the Day Students Friday afternoon, 
.May nineteenth. The Day students 
did not have their full line-up, al- 
though the Boarding students did 
play an exceptionally good game. 
Wenger had better control than he 
ever showed before. E. Royer made 
a fine catcli in the fifth inning. 

Engle took the mound in the fifth, 
after Zug pitched four innings. Zug 
was out of practice and weakened in 
the fourth. The first few innings, 
however, he did splendid work. 

The score: 

Day Students 

r h a o e 

Engle, lb 2 2 1 1 13 

Smith. 31. 5 1 2 4 3 

Gish, 2b 2 1 1 

(.ever, c 2 9 

Ebersole, ss 3 1 

Zug, p 1 

Foltz, If 

Eckroth, cf 2 

Kline, rf 1 

Totals 10 3 7 8 27 

Bearding Students 

r h a o e 

Rose, 21) 1 2 1 1 

Shissler, cf 1 

Wickel, ss 1 2 2 1 

I'ogelsanger, e 2 16 

Wenger. p 1 2 1 

Hershey, 31. 2 3 1 

II. Hershey. If 1 

Earl Royer, rf 2 1 1 

Bucher, lb 1 4 

Totals 11 9 3 4 24 

Struck out by Zug 1. Engle 6, Wen- 
ger 16. Two-base hits. Smith. Walk- 
ed by Zug 1. Wenger 3, Engle 1. 
I mpire. < iraham. 


Sewing Department 

Seven girls are about to complete 
a course of studies and practice in 
sewing. They have done more sew- 
ing than the classes in former years 
and their work has been more effi- 
cient. Each student has made an 
average of seven dresses during the 
year. Besides dresses they made 
coats, underwear, lingerie, shirts and 
boys' suits by using their own draft- 
ed patterns. 

Persons in general now look upon 
the art of sewing as quite an accom- 
plishment, and they recognize that 
when ladies know how to sew it 
means better, neater, and more at- 
tractive garments for every member 
of the family. 

Correction — In the April issue the 
name Mr. ami Mrs. Amos Geib 
should have been Mr. and Mrs. Ray- 
mond Ceib. The editors are sorry 
that this error escaped their notice. 

Several weeks ago Mr. Samuel G. 
Meyer, '10, of Fredericksburg, l'a., 

was elected to the ministry in the 
Little Swatara congregation. 

Mr. L. I). Rose. '1L in the Rum- 
mel congregation, has just closed a 
class which studied "Christian Hero- 
ism in Heathen Lands." All mem- 
bers of the class received a diploma. 

The only child of the first graduating clai 

of E'town. College. 


Miss i Hive Myers, who has spent 
three years in Denver, Colorado, 
came home tp visit her mother who 
lives at Sylvan, Pa. 

Miss Katherine T. Mover. '10. has 
planned to remain in ( )berlin Col- 
lege, Ohio, during the summer, to 
continue her work. 

Cast Friday night Miss Rebecca 
Sheaffer, '13, surprised her friends on 
College Hill by paying a short visit 
here. We were, indeed, glad to see 
her. She has prospects of pursuing 
the College Course next year. 

We have heard that Miss Nora 
Keber, '13. contemplates entering Ml. 
Morris College, Illinois, next year to 
continue her literary work. 

In a few weeks Miss Lillian Fal- 
kenstein, '11, will leave for the Win- 
ona Conference. From there she will 
l.<> to Chicago to enter Bethany Bible 
School. Here she expects to spend 
the summer and next vear. 

Two of our students. Mr. C. J. 
Rose, '13, and Mr. Jacob Gingrich, 

'15, expect to enter other Colleges 
next year to complete the College 
Course. Mr. Rose expects to enter 
Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pa., 
and Mr. Gingrich expects to enter N. 
Manchester, Indiana. 

Mr. L. D. Rose ha.s offered two 
prizes to be given in an Oratorical 
Contest which is to be held June 9, 
in the College Chapel. The contest- 
ants are members of the Homerian 
Literary Society. This is the first 
feature of its kind that was ever held 
at Elizabethtown College. The event 
ushers in the first of the commence- 
ment week exercises. 

Last evening we received a breath 
of Shellytown, Pa., for Miss Ryntha 
Shelly, '15. unexpectedly appeared in 
our midst. She is the same energetic 
person. At present she is employed 
by the Success Company as an agent 
for the book, "Pushing to the Front." 
She came to Elizabethtown for the 
purpose of canvassing the town. 
From what we hear, she is quite 
skilled in her task. 


The May issue of the Juniata Echo 
is quite interesting and portrays the 
spirit of your school, well. The 
prize oration entitled "The Day and 
its Essentials" is very timely in an 
age when men fail to realize what 
really are the "essentials" and is 
worthy to be read and reread. 

The Philomathean Monthly, Junior 
Issue, deserves much credit for its 
neat appearance and versatility. The 
Literary Department is especially 
strong. "The Saloon and Citizen- 
ship" depicts our duty in a striking 
manner, towards an institution that 
so wantonly robs our country of Us 

The Fairmount Normal Bulletin for 
Ma) has reached our desk. The po- 
em. "Li oking on the Bright Side," 

is a g I cure for the "blues." Your 

cuts for the different departments are 
appropriate. We failed to find your 
Alumni X'ote- and Exchanges 

The Illinois Wesleyan Argus de- 
serves praise. A few things that 
might interest your readers are: a 
table of contents, exchange notes and 
a few cuts suggestive of the several 
departments. The exchange editor 
thinks it not good taste to have the 
advertisements scattered throughout 
the whole paper. 

Your editor of the Sophomore 
number claims that "class rivalry" is 
the best method for making a school 
interesting and lively. We believe 
that there is something beyond 
"class rivalry" by which a school 
may be made interesting and lively. 

Your literary department deserves 
praise. Your jokes seem to have 
strangled the athletic and alumni 

The literar) department of the 
Comenian deserve? much praise. The 
first article entitled "Physical Pre- 
paredness" is worth) of careful read- 


Frances Ulrich 

Today there is nothing more mis- 
understood than everyday greatness. 
The world does not need learned 
men, financiers and politicians. What 
it needs is everyday greatness. This 
noble attainment does not consist in 
wealth. In its simplicity and love of 
humanity it has ever been despised 
1>\ wealth. It is not the boast of 
heraldry nor the pomp of power won 
upon the battlefield. It usually d es 
not occupy a prominent place in the 
lives of our men of genius. Where. 
then, is it to be found? 

Wherever men rise nobly to meet 
suffering, wherever men live honest. 
patient lives, there hand in hand 
with them, walks everyday greatness. 
Whoever dues his appointed tasks 
cheerfully and to the best of his abil- 
ity, that man has everyday greatness. 

We admire Charles Lamb for his 
wonderful devotion to his unfortun- 
ate sister. Jefferson has endeared 
himself to us by rebuking his servant 
for treating a negro discourteously. 
Our hearts warm to Lincoln for the 
simple, kindly letter he wrote to the 
widow who had lost five sons in the 
war: we smile with tender pride 
when we think of Lincoln, our Pres- 
ident, rescuing a helpless animal 
from the mud. We respect him for 
walking several miles to return to a 
poor woman the few cents he had 
overcharged for several ounces of 
We nraise him for hoeing corn 
when a vounp bov to nav for a book 
the rain had accidentally spoiled. 

A\ 'lint. then, are the ipialities that 
make up everyday greatness? 

None of us love Caesar or Napoleon 
as we do Lincoln. \\ hy not? Lin- 
coln was holiest, no matter what it 
cost him. How many of us ever 
thought that plain, common honesty 
helps us to gain everyday greatness? 
We can not be truly ureat unless we 
are honest in ail things. Let us be 
honest in both the unseen and the 
seen, for the Gods see everywhere. 
Scorn to deceive others in business 
and in social relations. Let us be 
honest not for policy's sake, but for 
our own self-respect and we will be 
noble, "for he who is honest is no- 

Honesty helps us to be kind and 
courteous. He who lacks kindness 
lacks courtesy and can never attain 
everyday greatness. 
"I would not enter on my list of 

The man who though graced with 
polished manners and fine sense, 
Yet wanting sensibility, needlessly 
sets foot upon a worm." 

Such are they who crush the p or 
under their heels and such are they 
who are responsible for our great 
political, labor and capital problems. 
Love is the basis of courtesy. Teach 
those around to be kind to all dumb 
things and to suffering humanity, to 
love and grow flowers to look up at 
the stars, and we shall have less 
iced i'>r schools of reform and courts 
of justice. Everydav Greatness calls 
for qualities that open to us a real 
aristocracy. There is unreal worth 
in mere roval and noble blood. The 
sooner we forget that, the better. Let 
us always remember that true great- 
ness, evervdav Greatness, "is sooner 
Found in lowlv sheds with smoky 



rafters, than in tapestried halls and 
courts of princes, where it first was 
named and yet is most pretended.'' 
"There is nothing so kingly as kind- 
ness'' and "kind hearts are more than 
coronets." Let us be proud of our 
nobility and of our opportunities, for 
everyday greatness. The nobility 
which lies in our grasp is that which 
endures forever and carries us to un- 
dreamed heights of happiness. Strive 
for it and never let it go. 

We can not have kindness and 
courtesy unless we have appreciation 
of the world about us and sympathy 
with it. We have appreciation of 
the world about us when we see our 
duty and the joy of our ordinary, ev- 
eryday life. We have sympathy with 
it when we try to learn what others 
are doing and help them to gain 
their end. Everyday greatness takes 
u]) its abode with us the moment we 
do our duty cheerfully and well, no 
matter how insignificant the task. 
They who sulk about their work 
make the world worse. Let us trace 
the influence of a street-car motor- 
man for a day. At the sight of his 
scowl, the day laborers lost their in- 
terest in the bright morning, busi- 
ness men drooped wearily, and the 
school-children went to school with 
discouraged faces and carried gloom 
with them through the day. Through 
them, thai man's dissatisfaction dark- 
ened (lie live< of thousands, How 
many of us are like him?' He did 
not appreciate his opportunity for ev- 
eryday greatness. He was not in 
sympathy with the life around him. 

\\ ill 

as he did: 

Everyday greatness consists iu 
meeting and fulfilling the needs of 
the world. A little deed of courage, 
a little way we have of meeting the 
day's need with cheer and brightness, 
a little gift of understanding or sym- 
pathy — we can not know what good 
the}- can do. We have yet to learn 
that the spiritual is always near in 
our daily life. If we have not the 
blessing and comfort of that fact, 
the most brilliant career in the world 
can not make us truly great. Every- 
day greatness means living for some- 
thing, doing good and leaving behind 
a monument of virtue that the storm 
of time can never destroy. It means 
writing your name in kindness and 
mercy on the hearts of the thousands 
you meet year by year, then your 
name, your deeds will shine in the 
hearts you leave behind, as the stars 
glow in the heavens at evening. 

Let us. then, be glad of life be- 
cause it gives us a chance to love 
and to work. Let as make our 
homes the dwelling places of every- 
day greatness. Despise all that is 
dishonest, hate the cowardice which 
oppresses the lowly, lie grateful for 
the opportunities of alleviating the 
burdens of others, ami be generous in 
sympathy to the great world of ac- 
ii\ ity around us. Lei us do these 
things and everyda) greatness will 
be ours ami let us till our lives with 
thai "peace which passeth all under- 
standing and with -lory that is not 
of this ■ 

Our College Time? 



President D. C. Reber, Pd. D. 
buni two and one-half miles east of 
Bernville in Pen>n Township.. Berks 
County, Pa., February 20. 1872. He 
was one of a family of six boys and one 
girl, being the fourth child and the 
third son. I lis father was Daniel Ii. 
Reber, son of Conrad Reber, a farmer, 
and deacon in the Church of the Breth- 
ren for twenty-five years. I lis mother 
Elizabeth Smith, was the daughter of 
Smith. Both parents were of 
German ancestry whose sterling nat- 
ural endowments have been transmit- 
ted to Dr. Ueber. 

I >r. Reber received his early elemen- 
tarj education in the public schools of 
his native township, which he started 
to attend al the age of 4 years. After 
reaching tin rs he attended 

six-month terms without miss- 
ing a day. \i the agi of 13 years he 
attended the Bernville grammat sell 

ars. 1 1 ere it was hi- g 1 

fortune to have as teacher a normal 
school graduate for two years and a 
college graduate for one year. The in- 
fluence of these teachers greatly stim- 
ulated his desire for knowledge and 
gave a trend to his mind which has 
never been lost, for he not only ob- 
tained a good English education and a 
thorough foundation in all the com- 
mon school branches, but he was filled 
with an unquenchable desire for a high 
er education. 

It was during the spring term of 
1888 that he received his first taste of 
advanced learning, when he attended 
Juniata College for six weeks. In June 
he passed the teachers' examination 
under David S. Keek, county superin- 
tendent of Berks County. After 
teaching the home school fur a year; 
at the age nf lo years, he returned to 
Juniata College (1889) to pursue the 
normal English course which he com- 
pleted in 1891. 

Dr. Reber received the M. E. degree 
from Juniata College in 1893. In the 
spring of the same year he started on 
tlie college "i- classical course which 
he completed in 1897. Being the first 
graduated in this c< mrse he received the 
first \. B. degree conferred at Juniata 
\fhr holding a full professorship in 
his alma mater fur three years Prof. 
Reber pursued his graduate work in 
the School of Pedagogy .if Mew York 
University receiving hi- I'd. M. degree 
l and the Pd. D. degree in 1002. 
The subject of In- thesis For the docto 


rate was "Educational Ideals." in 
1908 Dr. Keher received the A. M. de- 
gree from Ursinus College on the pre- 
sentation ' if a thesis. 

Dr. Reber has been a teacher prac- 
tically all his life. His preparation and 
training have been broad anil deep, 
hi- experience has been long and var- 
ied, being obtained from the public 
schools, the summer Hernial, the col- 
lege, and the university. All who an 
so fortunate as to lie under his in- 
struction remember him a- a mosl i I 
ficienl and skilful teacher. I he fol- 
li iv, ing summary of p< >-iii< ms held may 
l,r i ii special interest : 

lsss 1889, Teacher of home public 
scl 1 at the age of 16 year-. 

1891-1893, Principal (if New Enter- 
prise, Bedford County Schools. 

1891 IS' '7. In charge of 7 consecu- 
tive eight week summer terms prepar 
ing teachers for the county examina- 
tion, at New Enterprise, l'a. 

1893 1897, Student-teacher at Juni 
ata I ollege I [untingdon, Penna 

189; 19 10, Regular member of the 
faculty of Juniata Colle ge, ti ai hing 
Geography, Mathematics and Latin. 

1902 1916, Professor of Pedagogy, 
Psycholog) German, etc.. in Eliza- 
bethtown College, including 7 six- 
week summer sessi< ms. 

1902 1907. \ ice I 'resident of I 

1907 1910. Vcting President of Eliz 
abethtown ( College. 

1910 . President of Elizabethtown 

mil. Appointed a member of the 

loard of the 


A in, ma. Indiana. 

( In June -A. 1900, Elder W.J. Swei- 
gart performed the ceremony which 
united Dr. Reber in marriage to Anna 
I danche Lvauffman. Airs. Reber had 
been teaching fur several years in the 
public schools of Juniata and Mifflin 
( oumies \\ he, -Ik enrolled as a stu- 
dent in Juniata College and became 
acquainted with Professor Reber. .Mrs. 
Reber is a daughter of Elder Solomon 
kauhman of East Salem. Juniata I o. 
For two years I 1900-1902J Professor 
and Mr-. Reber resided in Brooklyn, 
\cw York, and since then at Eliza- 
bethtown College. There an 
children, Ruth lb, race. Paul and 
Jame-. win. arc helping to bind this 
happy home together. 

Dr. Reber i- a man of unusual vital- 
ity. He ha- man) pn iblems to si A e, 
but in addition t" his exacting duties 
a- president, he till- the chair -if edu- 
cation, teaching as many periods and 
often lin ire than any other teacher is 
willing to carry. 1 cannol now recall 
a day or even a period which he had 
tn miss mi account <>f sickness. He is 
always at hi- post, loyal and true to 
school and church, to fellow-teacher 
and student, a- w i 11 a- t- ever} 
> ause. 

He was bap'ized ov. 17, 1889, 

al I [untingdon, l'a. ( >.• March .i" 
1902. he was il 'ted to the ministry 
rk Elders < 
Rairigh ard V I .. < inner oflfii 
1 (eceml er 15, 190+, he <■ 
to the -t coi une 4. 

I'M 1. h " d to the eldership 

1 e?h*o\vn. l'a. I >r. Reber has 
Cth e in church work as a 
The influ< ■ 


his uiitirwig labors on local and Dis- 
trict committees has been percepcilne 
He was joint author and editor of the 
History oi the Church oi the Brethren 
iii" Eastern Pennsylvania, which has 
just recently ( 1 l > 1 5 i beej published 
by "nlcr of the Annual District Con- 
ference of Eastern Pennsylvania. 

1 '; e's admirati< in f >r i -r. Reber 
grows with At first Ik 
may impress one as being rather re- 
served, but his hatred for shams and 
bluffs impels him to be unique in his 
modesty and in his disgust for pre- 
tense. He is not a policy man. but he 
appears to be the same on all occas 
ions. He is profound and perfectly 
unassuming in manner. He is char- 
acterized rather for depth and thor- 
oughness than fur flitter or brilliancy 
and pretentiousness. Dr. Reber has a 
ready wit. but he is not prone to dis- 
play it and invariably impresses one 
with an unobtrusive dignity. 

President Reber is thoroughly de- 
voted to the cause of Elizabethtowri 
College. His administration has been 
conservative and the various activities 
ui the college have been under lather 
close supervision. Rut as a result the 
patrons of the college frequently ex- 
press themselves as being perfectly at 
ease so long as their -mis and daugh- 
ters are under the influence ami control 
of Elizabethtown College. The rapid 
growth of such confidence has been 
n.i -1 gratifying of late. 

Elizabethtown College has been 
steadily growing in numbers and effi- 
ciency under President Reber's ad- 
ministration, and while it has been his 
chief concern to raise her ideals and 
lards lie ha- at the same time 

been urging the matter of endowment 
; - ! additional material equipment, ft 
Has been his policy to make oui schoo' 
a e ...ege in fact as well as in name, 
ai.d as a result the fir.-t class of the 
regular college department was grad- 
uated in 1911. All iiterar} c< iii si 
have been revised ami correlated am' 
as a result many students who riavi 
tompie.ed courses in the school are 
Ki,.L attracted to take advanced and 
related courses. 

President Reber ins succeeded in 
building up a splendid faculty whose 
methods of instruction are exceeding- 
ly modern and whose u rk is ac epted 
by all the colleges cud n rmal schools 
of the East as well as by a number of 
universities. Xo teacher or head of a 
department feels han p red for wa t oJ 
latitude to put his individual ideas and 
originality into practice. This free- 
dom ha- resulted in a very marked de- 
velopment of the various departments 
of the college. In conclusion it may 
truthfully be said that Dr. Reber has 
gained the good will and is holding 
the confidence of each member of the 
faculty, and all who have learned to 
know him. student and teacher alike, 
crave for Dr. Reber a long and prosper- 
ous administration and join in praying 
the beauty of the Lord to be upon him 
and Jehovah to establish the work of 
his hands. By J. ( i. Meyer. 

Prof. II. K. ( (ber's educational ca- 
reer had its beginning with hi- b c - 
ing a student of the MiHersi 
\irma! school in the spring of 1895. 


V. President H. K. Ober, Pd. M. 
Continuing studies there, he taught 
school in Mount Joy Township in 1896 
-97. Returning to the Normal School 
the next year, he was graduated in 
the Regular Normal Course at Millers 
ville in 1898. 

lie then taught four years in the 
public schools of Rapho township, 
Lancaster Co., after which he was 
elected principal of the Commercial 
Department of Elizabethtown Collegt 
in 1902. Before assuming the duties of 
his new position, he entered Penna. 
Business College at Lancaster, and re- 
mained there until Sepl . 1902. While 
teaching in Elizabethtown ( lollege, he 
continued hi- studies at the College 
and at the 1 Fniversit) of Penna., at- 
■■ the summer session of L907. 
hi 1908 he w .1- ji aduated in the com- 
plete course of the Millersville Nor- 
mal School. 1 i ee of 
Bachelor of P 191 he re- 
ceived the ' I'eda- 
gog) From th 

Prof. Ober was one of five teachers 
whose work and influence for the 
school helped to carry the young insti- 
tution successfully through its experi- 
mental stage. In 1903 he became Vice 
Principal of the College, and contin- 
ued in charge of the Commercial Depart" 
nic-nt until 1907. From 1904-07 he was 
a member of the administrative com- 
mittee of the College, serving as act- 
ing treasurer of the institution during 
that period under the presidency of 
Prof. I. H. N. Beahm . Me served as 
the first Business Manager of Our 
College Times, and has been chairman 
of the Physical Culture committee 
since 1904. He was Treasurer of the 
College to 1910 and also since 1912. 

Since 1907 he has devoted his ener- 
gies as a teacher to building up the 
Science Department with Prof. J. G. 
Meyer, lie taught Biological Scii 
Surveying and Agriculture while Prof. 
Meyer had charge of Physics and 
Chemistry. In 1910 he was elected 
Vice President of the College and took 
charge of the Agricultural department. 
Under his direction a Sewing I 
was outlined and continues to be oper- 

Prof. Ober was elected to thi min- 
i-try of the gospel in 1904, advam 
the second degree in 1908 and ordain- 
ed to the Eldership in 1915. Hi 
ved as District S. S. Secretary in Past- 
ern Pa. from 1909-12. lie has served 
a- 1 me "f the 1 ifficers of I >istri< 1 
ii g a number of times. 1 le was ap- 
pointed a member of the 1 ien< ral S S 
Board of the Church of the Brethren 
in 1912 and became chairman 
hoard in 1914. lie is joint autl 
. entitled "Training 


Elizabeth Myer, M. E. 

' Teacher" prepared at the di 
recti' m of the General S. S. Board. He 
has addressed Bible Institutes. Sun 
da) School Institutes and conventions 
in Pa., and several other states. He 
frequently delivers illustrated temper- 
ance lectures and speaks at local and 
County Teachers Institutes. He is ac- 
tive in all kinds of religious and edu- 
cational work for the church and is 
a\va\ from home frequently preaching 
and occasionally conducting evange- 
listic services. 

years continuous service in this school 
to her credit. 

Having been graduated from the 
Millersville State Normal School in 
1887, she taught almost continuously 
in the public schools of Lancaster Co. 
until l n U0. In that year Elizabeth- 
town College was founded and Mi-s 
Myer was chosen to take charge of 
the lady students and teach English 
and Elocution. In addition to her 
work as teacher, she filled the position 
of preceptress with good results and 
held a prominent place on several 
Standing committees of the faculty. 
She was editor of Our College Times 
from 1907-12. 

Al is> Myer's influence and counsel 
have been potent in shaping the ideals 
and reputation of the College. She ex- 
erted a molding influence over the 
work of the literary societies and the 
Count) Superintendents of schools 
have publicly testified to the excellent 
training in elocution and grammar ob- 
tained 1>\ students at Elizabethtown 

Miss Myer has an enviable n 
in S. S. and church work in addition to 
her record as a school teacher. She 
has read paper- at S. S. conventions. 
district and annual conferences and ap- 
peared on the Bi-centennial program 
ai 1 >es Mi lines, !■ wa in 1908. 

The oldest member of the Elizabeth- 
town College faculty, both in point of 
years and length of service, is Mis- 
Elizabeth Myer. She is the onl) mem- 
e present faculty who was in 
the original faculty and has sixteen 

I 'rot 


I.e.. Meyer entered Elizabeth- 

town College as a student fifteen years 
ago. After -] lending three terms there 
lie taught in the publ 

caster C 

n the public schools of Lati- 

n 1902-03. Returning to 


Secretary J. G. Meyer, A. M. 

the College for the Spring term, he de- 
voted two years consecutively to the 
Pedagogical Course which he complet- 
ed in 1905, receiving the degree Pd. J'.. 
The following year he entered the fac- 
ulty as teacher of History, Geography 
ami i (rthography. In 1906 he attend- 
ed the summer session of the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania, studying O 
Physics and General Chemistry. Re- 
turning to his Alma Mater, the year 
[916 07 found him Professor of 
Science and Mathematics. From 1907- 
10 he \\a< a student at Kfanklin & 
Marshall College and received his A. B. 
degree in [910. The summer session of 
1908 at the Universit) of Pennsyl- 
vania, he devoted to studying Econom- 
ics and Scientific French. 

Immediately upon graduating in the 

( !ourse he became instruct ir 

in Mathematics and Methods for the 

spring term at the Millersville State 

Normal School. For the past six 

years he has been Professor of Physi- 
cal Sciences, Mathematics. Greek and 
History and Secretary of the Faculty 
of Elizabethtown College, assisting al- 
so in the Summer session of 1915. 

Prof. Meyer has constantly been pro- 
securing his post graduate studies in 
Columbia University . spending four 
consecutive summer sessions there 
since 1911, and received the A. M. de- 
gree in 1915. 

He was married in October, 1910 to 
Miss Anna Royer. a former student of 
Elizabethtown College and elected to 
the gospel ministry on March 21, 1911. 
lie entered Columbia Universit) on 
July 10, to begin his studies for the 
I'h. D. degree. 


Miss Lydia Stauffer began her career 
as a teacher in the public scho 
Ohio teaching four successive two 
month spring terms 1897-1900. She 
attended the winter term- ij 1 
in Manchester College. The next fall 
and winter terms were spent in Mount 
Morris College, which were followed 
by another winter term in Manchester 
College. From 1901-03, -he taught 
two seven month term- in ( Ihio. Most 
of the year of 1904 was -pent in north- 
western Canada pioneering with her 

While at Manchester and Mount 
Morris Colleges, Mi-- Stauffer was al- 
rcadj pursuing Bible studies. From 10- 
04-08, -be continued her study of the 
Bible at Bethany P.iMe School. Chica- 

OUR C< d.l.LCI 


Lydia Stauffer 
go, three summer vacations of which 
time and a part of the last year she 
spent in Mission work in Chicago. 

In the fall of 1910 she entered the 
facultj of Elizabeth town College as 
Bil e teacher and has filled this posi- 
tion for six successive years. A six 
weeks' summer term was spent in the 
Columbia Scho >1 ■ f Expression in Chi- 
cago and the fall of 1913 at Bethanj 
Bible School in further preparation for 
her work. For a number of years she 
has taught classes in S. S. teacher 
training and mission study at the Col- 
lege, and assisted in the outpost S. S. 
of the Elizabethtown Church of the 
Brethren. She wll spend the summer 
and fall of this year with her father 
and will return to teach English bran- 
ches and Bible next January. She al- 
so tilled the place of hall teacher since 
she has been connected with Eliza- 
bethti iwti ( ' illege. 

Prof. Ralph \Y. Schlosser having 
graduated from the Ephrata High 
School in [904 enrolled as a stu- 
dent of Elizabethtown College during 
the spring term of 1905. He taught 
public school in Lancaster Co. the fol- 
lowing year and spent the spring term 
1 if 1906 at the a Jlege a imph ting the 
English Scientific Course. He re- 
turned to school the next year and was 
graduated in the Pedagogical Course 
in the class of 1907. 

Prof. Schlosser next decided to en- 
ter upon the Classical Course which 
he did in the fall of 1907 and at the 
same time taught Latin and Mathe- 
matics as a student teacher. He con- 
tinued thus for four years, being one 
of two students who constituted the 
first class to be graduated in the Clas- 
sical Course of Elizabethtown College. 

Upon his graduation both from Eliz- 
abethtown College and Ursinus Col- 
lege in 1' > 1 1 he became a regular mem- 
ber of the faculty of his Alma Mater, 
lie served four years as professor of 
Latin. English and French ami the past 
year a> professor of English, French 
and Bible. In 1 ( »12 he received the A. 
M. degree from Ursinus College. In 
the fall of 1915 he -pent four months 
as a student in Bethany Bible School. 
He was elected to the ministry in 
1911 and spends his vacations conduct- 
ing evangelistic services. He married 
Miss Elizabeth D. Souders of Akron, 
in loco, who was also a student of 
Elizabethtown College. 


Ralph W. Schlosser, A. M. 


Prof. I.. \V. Leiter came to Elizabeth- 
town College as a studenl in L907 an 1 
after two years was graduated from 

ime '>n the completion of tin 
lish Scientific Course which entitled 
him to the B. E. degr< e. I [e taughl 
the McKinley school in Rapho 
shi] i in I .ancaster G i. during tin 
1909 Hi and returned to his Alma Ma- 
ter for the spring term completing the 
Banking ( !ourse. 
The next year he compl 

■ Preparatot • Eliza- 

bethtown College and screed six 
months as a i hank 

nithsburg, ML In 1911 I 
upon the Classical 

and at the 

In 1912 he spent the summer session 
at I'rsinus College and in 1913 in Eiiz- 
abethtown College. During his second 
_\ ear as a student-teacher he also ser- 
ved as Hall Teacher. His senior year 
in College was spent at Pfanklin ami 
Marshall College from which institu- 
tion he received the A. I'., degree in 

'flic following year he became assis- 
tant principal of the I hit/ I [igh 
School and the past year he filled the 
professorship of And nl La 
in Elizabethtown College. 

At Christmas in I'M! Prof. Leiter 
was married to Miss Mamie I'. 

in Alumnus of Elizabethtown Col- 
lege. \t present he i- assistina in 
teaching at the Elizabeth' 
Summer School and prosecuting his 
-onlie- along the line of biology at 
Franklin ami Marshall College at the 
-aire time. 

L. W. Leiter, A. B. 



Prof. II. II. Xyc began his career 
as a studem 

in November i if 1' Is three 

diplomas Fn >m tit - He 

complete! the advance:! Commercial 
course in 1" ■ i, the Pedagogical course 
in 1912 ami the Gas n »e in 


His tea hina ■ xperii nee - nsists of 
five full I i 1911 i in the p ib 

lie schools of Dauphin and Lancaster 
Counties attending Elizabeth! vvn Col- 
lege during the Spring term frequent- 
ly. I te atte tded the full year of 1911- 
12 al 'it 'i illege and ser- 

lasl term. II pursued the classical 
( '. in-- in Eb'z ibeth*own l 

terms ard served Irs Alma Mater as 
instruct* r ; n I fisti n ' luring 

the same years, ihe year 1914-15 he 
spent in Eranklin and Marshall Col- 
lege receiving the A. I'-. degree in June 
of that year. The past year iie pur- 
sued his studies in the < Ira 
of the University of Pennsylvania and 
received the A. M. degree on June 21, 
1916. He 

Scholarshi; H's'.o;; for the year 


Prof. Xye was married to Miss Eliz- 
abeth Heagy in Philadelphia on June 
ij. lie will have charge of the depart- 
ment of History and Social Science in 
Elizabethtown College the coming 

Miss Lore Bre lish 1 z c mpleted 
her elementarx e lucation in th I 
[igh Scln " il, in Franklii 

Lore Brenisholtz 


Floy G. Cood 
ty, Pa. Her musical education was 
obtained at Kee Alar College, Md. and 
ai Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pa. 
Her teachers in piano were Mrs. Edith 
Aughinbaugh-Clever at Kee Alar and 
Dr. i irlando \. Mansfield at \\ ilson 
She studied piano and p pe 
organ as we l] as harmony with Dr. 
Mansfield, a native of England. Her 
teacher in harmony at Kee Alar was 
Prof. J. Emorj Shaw. At these insti- 
tutions she had four eminent foreign 
teachers and two leading American 
musicians as instructors. 

Miss Brenisholtz's practical experi- 
ence consists of being organisl Eoi 
three years at an Episcopalian Mission, 
which she left to take a larger organ 
ai the ' .race Reformed church foi 
three wars, she had a large class of 
private pupils for several years in her 
home town, prior to accepting the posi- 
leading piano teacher in Eliza- 
the fall of 1915. 

Aliss Brenisholtz is attending the 

summer session of Peabody Conserva- 
tory of Music, Baltimore, Aid., where 
she is taking piano, interpretat on, and 
normal training under famous teach- 
ers. She is a member of the Presby- 
terian church and will continue to 
head the piano department during the 
next year in Elizabethtown College. 

Miss FI03 * .. G 1 was educated in 

the public schools of Y. rk, Pa., gradu- 
ating in the Classical Course of the 
York High School in 1906. For four 
years beginning in 1908 she taught in 
the public schools of York and at the 
same time was teaching piano to pri- 
vate pupils. While teaching, she stud- 
ied piano and harmony with success- 
ful local teachers. 

During the summer of 1911 she com 
1 deted the Teachers' Course in piano 
at the Xew York School of .Music and 
Arts. She taught piano and mandolin 
to private students in York from 1' '1 2 
to 1915. In the fall of 1915 she came 
to Elizabethtown College as assistant 
in Vocal and Instrumental Music and 
has been re-elected to continue in the 
same position the o >ming j ear. 

Voice Culture. 

Jennie Miller \ ia is a sister ol Gert- 
rude S. MilKr and was burn at Eph- 
rata, Pa. She entered Elizabethtown 
College as a student in 1906, pursuing 
a general literary course. Later site 
entered upon the Music Teachers' 

which she completed 11 
Mrs. Via, in addition to this, has had 


Jennie Miller Via. 
one year's extra work along the line 
ol voiee culture and is now receiving 
further training in Combs' Broad 
Streel Conservator} oi Music. Phila- 

For three years after her gradua- 
tion from Elizabethtown College, she 
taught Piano, Vocal Music and Voice 
Culture in Hebron Seminary at Xokes- 
villc. Va. She also taught singing 
classes and had private pupils for two 
years besides. Mrs. Via possesses ex- 
cellent musical talent, a strong melodi- 
ous voice and a charming personality. 

She was married to Prof. H. A. 
Via in Nov., 1913 and with him she 
niter- the faculty of her Uma Mater 
as head of the vocal department and 
musical director. 

Prof. II. \. Via, of Blacksburg, Va. 

will come to Elizabethtown Coll 
September as the new Principal of the 
Commercial department. lie is a High 
School graduate, after which he was 
graduated in the Commercial Course 
by Bridgewater College in 1911. Since 
that time he has been a .student of 
Harrisonburg, Va. Mate Normal 
School, and of Radford State Normal 
School. Later he completed the pro- 
fessional course of the Virgi ia State 
Normal Summer School and is now at- 
tending Zanerian College of Penman- 
ship at G ilumbus, ( >hio. 

His teaching experience extends oy- 
er seven years. He taught two years 
in Hebron Seminary. Nokesville, Va., 
— one year as student teacher and the 
second year as commercial teacher. 
He taught three years in the public 
graded schools of Virginia and the 
last two years he has been in charge 
of a High school in the same state. 

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Stenography and Typewriting 

ft * f^ 

Gertrude S. Miller, B. E. 

Miss Gertrude Mdier devoted the 
year 1908-09 to the Regular Commer- 
cial Course in Elizabethtown College, 
graduating in 19G9! For the next three 
years she held the position of ( ollege 
stenographer and continued her stud- 
ies, finishing the English Scientific 
Course in 1912. The next year she 
continued in the position of Presi- 
dent's stenographer and also pursued 
studie > in the < "ollege. l : rom 1913-15 
she was stenographer to the President 
and teacher of rypewriting in her VI 
ma Mater. I Miring the past year she 
was tin teacher i if St< n 

riting. Sin attended ( lolumbia 
University 'luring the summit se 
of 1915. She contini 

in the faculty next year and be- 
sides w ill instrucl the ladi 
cal Culture. 


Miss Laura B. Hess of Elizabeth- 
town, has held the position of teacher 
of sewing in Elizabethtown College 
since the Sewing Course was intro- 
duced in 1910. Her work has been a 
success and she will continue in her 
position the next year. She has in- 
structed 88 pupils in sewing at the 
College of whom 67 have been gradu- 
ated in the Sewing Course and have 
received certificates of graduation. 
During the past war she has inaugu- 
rated instruction in sewing to evening 
classes and the new catalogue contains 
an elementary course for evening clas- 
ses in addition to the one year course. 

Laura B. Hess 


English Correspondence. 

Mis- Anna W. Wolgeinuth was a 

student of Elizabethtown College <lur- 


ing parts of 1902-3. and 1904-5. In 
1907 she entered upon the Advanced 
Commercial Course which she com- 
pleted in 1908. After attending I'en- 
sytvania Business College, she became 
teacher of Shorthand and Typewriting 
fi >ii 1910-13 in her Alma Mater. From 
1913-15 she taught only Shorthand de- 
voting some time to Bible study. She 
has continued her literary studies here 
during the past year, while teach- 
ing English Correspondence and Let- 
ter Writing. She will be a student 
teacher the coming year with the aim 
of completing the Bible Course. 

spring of 1914. He returned in the 
spring of 1915 and spent all of the past 
year working on the Pedagogical 
Course. He was graduated from the 
Codorus Township High School be- 
fore he entered Elizahethtown Col- 
lege, and has taught three terms in the 
public schools of York Co., Pa. He 
will teach Geography next year and 
also serve as Hall Teacher besides 
aiming to complete the Pedagogical 


Miss Ruth M. Kilhefner entered 
Elizahethtown College as an Art stu- 
dent in the fall of 1915. Previous to 
th s she was graduated from the Eph- 
r.ita High School and showed excel- 
lent artistic talent wh ch was develop- 
ed to a considerable extent by her ele- 
mentary education. 

Miss Kilhefner is at present attend- 
ing the summer sess'on . f the Darby 
School of Art, at Fort Washington, 
Pa., and writes enthusiastically about 
he benefits she is deriving from her 
studies in art and especially landscape 
painting. She returns to Elizabeth- 
town College for the session of 1916-17 
~s a student teacher and will instruct 
classes in Drawing aid Painting 

Abba C. Baughcr enrolled as a stud- 
enl of Elizahethtown College in the 

Science Program. 

The second number of the commence- 
ment calendar was the science pro- 
gram which was given in the College 
Chapel June 10 and 8 p. m. by the 
students of Chemistry and Physics. 
The program as given is as follows : 

1 — The Pleasures of Science, Fran- 
ces Ulrich '16: 2 — Experiments and 
Discussions on the subject of Energy. 
(a) Energy and Matter, E. M. Hertz- 
ler '16; (b) Children of the Sun. Ada 
M. Brandt '16; (c) Energy Transfor- 
mations, C. M. Wenger '16; (d) Chem- 
ical Energy and Its Barriers. Lester 
Myer '16; (e) Physical Accompani- 
ments of Chemical Energy. Virgil C. 
Holsinger '16; (f) Heat Energy and 
Molecular Motion, A. C. Baugher '17; 
(g) Light Energy and Chemistry of 
Flames. C. E. Weaver '17; (h) Elec- 
trical Energy. Benjamin Groff '17; (i) 
Organic Energy. Ada M. Doutv '16; 
3 — Why Study Science. Geo. Capeta- 
nios '16. 

Reported by A C. Baugher 


Elizabethtown College has now com- 
pleted her sixteenth year which has 
been the best in enrollment since the 
f ;■ nding. The dormitories were full 
1 > i verflowing. Several who would 
lave been bcardirig-students • roomed in 
town near the college. The dining- 
i ii was rilled to its limit. Th? class- 
rooms too were all put into service 
l'i r s; me periods during the clay it 
\\a^ a difficult matter to find class- 

r lis enough. Is this merely a 

spasmodic interest for Elizabethtown 
College? This is best answered by con- 
sidering the superficial reason for the 
growth and the nature of the interest. 
From observing the steady and sure 
growth in enrollment each year during 
the hist ry of the college, it is readily 
sen that this year's attendance is a 
very steady increase in interest. Then 
again, by looking forward t> the pro- 
for the coming year, it is further 
reen that the interest is a very definite 
gnwtb and that too in the ratio of a 
geometric ] rogressii n. 

The reason for this is evident. Our 
\l:imin are increasing in numbers and 
trength each succeeding year. Each 
Alumnus knows what is located on 
I I ill and is therefore proud of 
his Alma Mater, lie is ready to speak 
d for her whenever the oppor- 
tunity | resents itself. He fs, thus, a 
living advertisement for the c 
The interest in the college, one there 
i eases in proportion I 
of people w ith whom our \1- 
rnie in contact. Thus 
there is a reason for the increase in 
This bi ings ii to the second 

of the consideration, the nature of the 
interest. We at once see that there 
are two kinds of interest, the one as 
felt by the student and the other as the 
outside individual feels. The fi 
the closer and mire intense; the 
second is the critical. The first, there- 
fore, is the easier gained but the most 
imp rtan't from the fact that the repu- 
tali: n of the school depends upon it. 
The sec nd comes through yi 
efli rt and its sum total is the reputa- 
tion which the school has gained in the 
world. The interest of the students 
who have attended Elizabethtown Col- 
lege is always keen and deepseated. It 
is. indeed, closely akin to the interest 
which a boy or a girl bears to the 
family. A liny loves and respects the 
parents who reared him. This is 
natural^ for, he realizes in part what 
ilio love of bis mother has meant to 
1 im and how deeply he is indebted to 
the care and intere-1 of his father. 
Tin's of course can only be true when 
the ] arents are conscientious in the 
rearing of their children. It i- the more 
true when .bey are also Christian 

i arents. Two mottoes stand paramount 
in the ideals of every teacher in our 
teacher in our College and, hence, in 
the ideaU of the College, tile one is 
"Educate for Service," the other 
"Make Jesus King" Thus yon -. ■ 
Alma Mater. that i-. our foster 
mother is conscientious in the training 
she gives and is a Christian mother 
trying to instil into her child, the Stu- 
dent, the idea that all preparation is 
•'or the highest type of service able to 
be given to civilization. Just as it is 
natural for the hoy and girl to love 
and respect the family because of the 
noble training which the Conscientious 

OUR C( 'I.I, 1 ' 

God tearing parents gave them, 
i- it natural that our students should 
have for Elizabethtown Collegea deep 
seated love and interest. 

Each one wh i ' a- g. i e ml ft i 
healthy atmi sh] ei e • I Elizabi i 1 
College, always 1 ok: lark with a ten- 
der love and appreciati n For what -die 
has done for him. Tnd ed many of us 
can adopt Lincoln's wi rd with an 
added phrase, "All that I am and ever 
ho] e 1 1 be I we to my sainted 
mother" and to my beloved Alma Ma- 
ter. For, truly, most of us who have 
imbibed the spirit of the College owe 
what we are and ever shall become to 
mother first and above all, and also to 
our foster nr ther. a Christian Col- 

The second consideration of the na- 
ture of this interest is its permanence. 
Is the interest felt by her student- a 
permanent one? I w 11 answer this 
pertinent questi in very briefly but de- 
finitely. Just as the gratitude to one's 
parents is always permanent, so is our 
interest in Eli?abet1 town College. 
Does our interest and gratitude for 
our parents lose it- permanence? lu-t 
so our interest because of our grati- 
tude to our Alma Mater never flag-. 

Again, what is the nature of the 
interest which the world at large bears 
our College? The sum-total of this 
interest form- what the world calls the 
reputation of Elizabethtown College. 
Then this phase of the question may 
he stated, what is the reputation of our 
College? Let us look at our reputation 
from three angle-, a- it i- fir-t in the 
business world, second in the educa- 
tional world, and lastly in the religious 
world. Tn the first place our graduate- 
in the business world witli rarely an 

exception have been successful. The 

commercial world finds them thorough- 
ly dependable and efficient. We find 
them all with scarcely an exc< 
In lding good po iti< ns and in line b r 
advancement because of .heir 
t) ami efficiency a- rec gnized by 
the business world. 

i.i. t 1 must pa-- quickly to the repu- 
tation as found m ti.c educatu nai 
world, fir-t m the eyes of other educa- 
u mal institution- and second in the 
I director- where schools our 
graduates are seeking. Though our 
school is not a college legalized to con- 
fer degrees because of our lack in fi- 
nancia endowment and equipment, yet 
the colleges who have had an Oppor- 
tunity to test our pupils all accept Our 
work without e.\amination. It is a 
notemorthy fact that Pennsylvania 
State, Lebanon Valley and Oberlin 
College- and the University of Penn- 
sylvania and others, all admit our 
graduates without examination and 
n. t the least hesitancy. It is especially 
noteworthy that the University of 
Pennsylvania even admit- our students 
win have done college work in our in- 
n to full advance.] -landing in 
its college courses. It i- a significant 
fact too, that Juniata, our sister Col- 
lege, Franklin & Mar-hall and Ursinus 
Colleges not only admit cur graduates 
without examination, lit also stand 
ready and willing t,. graduate our stu- 
dents provided they attend but one 
year in residence work i- their institu- 

Sonic of the official- of these col- 
in speaking of our men who 
were doing work with then have re- 
marked in these words and -imilar 
ones, "Send u- all tl <• students yoii 



have to send. We want such students;" 
and "students of Elizahethtown Col- 
lege are characterized by their industry 
and Christian character." 

The second phase of the interest 
found in the educational world is 
brought about through our teachers. 
Pupils who have attended our College 
long enough to imbibe the spirit of the 
College have no difficulty in securing 
schools. It is interesting to note that 
about 40 young men and women who 
were students last year will be teachers 
next year, all of whom already have 

One of the graduates this year told 
me that he was uneasy and quite a bit 
worried about securing his school until 
he was told by one of authority in 
public school work that teachers from 
Elizabethtown College are always pre- 
ferred, even to Normal graduates. A 
superintendent who has tested our 
pupils thoroughly has remarked tin-** 
licited that if a pupil who has attended 
Elizabethtown College fails to become 
a successful teacher, it is not the fault 
of the College, but, that the pupil tried 
to become teacher in a few months 
time or failed to apply himself or 
lacked ability. Such unsolicited words 
id commendation so frankly spoken 
proof that Elizabethtown College is 
meeting the demands of the education- 
al world. Our teachers are known for 
their strength of discipline due to their 
moral development. and for then 
thorough, conscientious and efficient 
work in teaching. Thus our reputation 
m the educational world both among 
the Colleges and in our public schools 
is a keen and appreciative interesl 

'il.en in the last place but by far 
11c t least we want to look at the in- 
terest in the College as felt by the re- 
ligii i,s world. It becomes intensely in- 
teresting as we pass through the 
churches of our brotherhood, to notice 
hi w many of the former students of 
I li;al College are Sunday 
School; Teachers, Teachers of Mission 
Study and Teacher-Training Classes. 
Si 1 erintendents of Sunday School; 
D aeons, Ministers and Elders in our 
churches. The Churches are eager for 
01 r students who have a thorough 
Christian training yet are conservative 
in their manners. "As the twig is bent 
so is the tree." The comparison is 
I lain. As the College molds the re- 
ligious fiber of the receptive minds of 
its students, so are the graduates in 
t'-eir Christian life after leaving 
school. Thus because of the stanch 
loyal Christian interest which our 
Graduates and students have for the 
church, the religious world has a 
grateful interest in our College. 

Lastly, how is this interest for Eliza- 
bethtown College infused? Elizabeth- 
town Ci liege is the possessor of 1 
conscientious, thoroughly efficient 
President who is backed by a corps of 
competent ambitious teachers. The 
entire faculty, President and all, have 
as their motto the mottoes of the Col- 
lege. Again, as a principal of one of 
our city schools has recently said, our 

pupils come to Elizabethtown College 

with a purpose They at once accept 
the mottoes of the College AS being in 
harmony with their purpose not yet 
lived and firm. Thus they grow up 
with the ideaK id the College as their 
environment. Elizabethtown College. 
(Continued ■ •<< p 



Naomi Longenecker. . . t School Notes 

David Markey. 5 

Sara Moyer Alumni Notes 

Iva Long K. L. S. News 

George Capetanios Homerian News 

Sara Beahm Exchange! 

Harvey Geyer Athletics 

W.Scott Smith Business Manager 

Paul H. Engle Ass't Manager 

Our College Times is published monthly during the Academic year by the Homer- 
ian and Keystone Literary Societies of Ellzabethtown College. 

This paper will be sent continuously to old subscribers, so as not to break their 

files, and arrearages charged, unless notice to discontinue has been received at 

Report any change of address to the Business Manager. 

Subscription rates:— Fifty cents per year; ten cents per copy; five years for $2.00. 
Entered as second-class matter April 19, 1909, at the Elizabethtown Postoffice 

It was our intention to publish all 
or parts of all orations given on Com- 
mencement day but due to the large 

amount oi 
to put in 
could not, 

material which we desired 
mr Boosters' Number and 

we are forced to omii th< 

The editor wishes at this time to ex- 

■ess her appreciation For the splen- 

ation which the various asso- 

ate editors have rendered during tin- 

year. The editor feels sure that she 
voices the sentiment of the entire staff 
when she wishes the new staff an abun- 
dance of success in the work next year. 
We bespeak for the incoming editor 
a hearty and sincere support from each 
elected associate editor. 

In closing' our work may we again 
impress upon ever} member ofthe Col- 
lege his duty toward « »ur I College 
l"imes. li is your paper. Xov elect 
the staff and it is the duty of every 


loyal student to support it. Sacrifice 
a little time to help the various editors 
by handing them bits of news items 
to make your paper the success you 
desire it to be. 

Students, have a health}- pride in 
your College Times. Be enthusiastic 
about its success. Do all you can to 
help whether you are editor or not. 
Subscribe for it by all means as the 
first aid you render to it and above all 
be enthusiastic enough to hand article* 
and news items to the respective edi- 
tors to make it the best paper possible. 
You who are on your vacation, are you 
enthusiastic or not about your College 
paper? Win not each one write an 
article and hand it to the editor-in- 
chief next fall so that he may have 
material with which to make the first 
issue the standard for the year. 

Alumni, the paper is also yours. An: 
yon interested in its success? Then. 
are you help ; nt> it by sending a posl 

card with some news to the Alumni 
editor whenever you have something 
of interest? If not, why not? Do you. 
not have enough pride in your paper 
to contribute toward making it what 
you desire it to be? Are you not glad 
to receive it? 

Are you, Alumni and student, boost- 
ers or knockers? Boost and do not 
knock unless you are helping to better 
that which you arc knocking. 

Every alumni and student of the 
College ought to be so enthusiastic 
about the paper that not one of them 
would lie missing from the list of sub- 
scribers. It would indeed be :i shame 
to your paper, if we were to say how 
many alumni and students did not pay 
even 50c to get "( >ur College l 
last year. Were you one? Do not be 
one again. ( )ttr College ha- a future 
and so lias Our College Times. 

Support your paper! Be enthusias- 
tic ! Be a Booster ! 

Meeting of Board of Trustees 
The Hoard of Trustees of Elizabeth- 
town College met in Alpha I fall on 
July [8 to transact important business. 
Eleven of the fifteen members of the 
board were present. The reorganiza- 
tion of the Hoard resulted as follows. 
President, Elder Jesse Ziegler, Royers- 
ford, I 'a. ; \ ice I 'resident and Treas- 
urer, Elder S. II. Hertzler, Elizabeth- 
town; Secretary, V »'.. Longenecker, 
Palmyra, Pa 

< In Commencement afternoon the 
following trustees were elected for a 
term of three years: R. I'. Bucher, I l 
B. Yo.ier, I II. Keller, S. G. Graybill 
and |o]„, M. Gibble. 

At the above meeting of the Board, 
the matter of providing more room 
was discussed at length. J. W. G. Her- 
shey, Prof. J. G. .Meyer and S. It. 
Hertzler were appointed as a commit- 
tee to present plans to meet the grow- 
ing needs of the college, to a future 
meeting of the board. The likelihood 
is that plans for a new building will 
be made. 

The outlook for the year 1010-17 is 
\en bright. Prof. .1. <',. Meyer i~ the 
principal canvasser this summer and he 
gives -lowing reports of encoui 

r*A«U r 



The time has finally come when stu- 
dents and teachers haw to part. Mam 
of them are leaving College Hill never 
to return an) more. They are nowno 
longer one large family but are scat- 
tered throughout various sections of 
our country. Many of them have tak- 
en the teachers* examination and are 
anticipating a pleasant time in the old 
ied school house by the road. 

Some of our number expecting to 
teach the coming winter are Misses 
Naomi Longenecker, Ella Booz, Ruth 
Taylor, [va Long Ada Brandt, Ada 
Douty, Anna Schwenk, Mabel and 
Pauline Weaver, Grace Henderson, 
Supera Martz, Elizabeth Engle, Maud 
I indemuth, Gertrude Seldomridge. 
Sara Shissler, Grace Burkhart, Mary 
Spidle, and Messrs. 1. J. Kreider, Pir- 
gil Holsinger, E. M. Hertzler, Clar- 
ence Keefer. Christian Bucher, Ray 
Kline. A. Jay Replogle, Samuel Fah- 
nestock. Waher McAllister, Jessie 

Especially will the member- of the 
large graduating class of '16 be missed 
next September. However as they en- 

ter upon their work as teachers, far- 
mer-, ^r cooks, we wisli them the best 
cf buccess. 

The Senior Class had an outing to 
Sand Hill on Ascension Day. 

The Botany Class also had an out- 
ing on the same day. The)' were ac- 
companied by their teacher. Prof. H. 
K. * iber and daughter. Ruth. 

Prof. Fries spent a few days at 
Bucknell College visiting his brother. 

Prof. H.K.( >ber, Misses Sara Beahm 
and Lilian Falkenstein attended the 
animal meeting of our church held at 
Winona Lake, Indiana. 

Mr. H. D. Mover left for Asbury 
Park where he has a position as con- 
ductor on the trolley line this summer. 

Mr. A. C. Baugher is spending the 
summer in Washington. D. C. work- 
i; g for the express company. 

Mr. C. J. Rose i> working for Mr. 
Graybill on the farm, building muscle 
and health, lie will go to Ursinus 
next fall to complete his college course 

Pmf. I. X. H. Beahm gave a chap- 
el talk to the students during his stay. 

The commencement exercises were 



all very well attended in spite of the 
inclement weather. 

Quite a few students are attending 
summer school on College Hill this 

Baccalaureate Sermon. 
( In Sunda) evening, June 11. 1916, 
Elder I. X. 11. Beahm, of Nokes- 
ville, Virginia, preached the baccalau- 
sermon to the graduating class. 
By ".. in the Chapel and Commercial 
Hall were crowded to the doors, many 
being unable to find seats. While the 
audience sang "I .• >rd 1 ( Ymie to Thee" 
the graduates marched into chapel in a 
body. Prayer was offered by Dr. Re- 
ber alter which the college quartette 
sang "God Will Take Care of You." 
After he announced his theme as 
"Plants and Rocks," Elder Beahm 
read his text from Psalms 144:12. 
True to his theme he gave many inter- 
esting comparisons, and many beauti- 
ful truths. 

Reported by 1 1. I > 

Music Program 
The annual musii 
mencement week w bj the 

Music Department in Music ilall on 
Monday evening. The beautiful even- 
attracted an exceptionally large 
crow d. Nol half the pe iple wei < 

n. .dated in the I [all. The 
crowd overflowed into the halls and 
on the campus h was a convincing 
evidence thai the influence of 
bethtown College is a growing factor 
in the community. Then. too. ii was a 
strikin build- 

ing with its capacious auditoriu 

A large part of the program was 
given by the graduates of the Music 
Department. The piano soloists of 
the evening were: Misses Florence 
Brauw, Catharine Leiter, Mary lieis- 
tand, Bertha Perrj 16, Roberta Frey- 
meyer '16, Anna Miles 16, and Ruth 
Bucher 16. The vocal soloists were: 
Mr. Paul Engle, 16 and Misses Rober- 
ta Freymeyer, Anna Miles, and Bertha 
I crry. 

The Boys' and Girls' idee Clubs 
both appeared and were well received. 

The large number of students who 
were aide to take part, and the way in 
which they performed their parts was 
a manifestation of the efficiency of ilu 
Music Department of Elizahethtown 

Reported by Sara i 

Commercial Program 
On Tuesday evening, June 13, FJ16, 
the graduates of the commercial de- 
partment rendered an interesting 
gram w Inch was as follow - : Op 
address, J. II. Fries, Prin. of Com- 
I lepartment. Music- "When 
the Roses Bl i horus. 

Oration "Peal Preparedness," by R. 
Plain Zug . Music-The Grapevine 
Swing," 1>> the Mali Reci- 

tation-"The Mission Boy that Scan- 
dalized the Village," by Esther 
enstein. Music-"Carry Me Back to 
( >hl Virginny." by the Boys Glee Club. 

}<\ Prof. \. • i. Hottenst* in of St 
I [igh School. 

The graduating class which repre- 
the commercial o mi 
nine persi Sarah 

v r Falkenstein, Rhoda 



Martin. George Neff, Louis Ulrich 
Maude Reese, Bernice Witmer, Paul 
Gronbeck and R. Elam Zug. 

Reported by Henry G. Hershey. 

Class Day 
The graduates of [916 held their 
Class Day exercises on Wednesday 
afternoon, June 14. The chapel was 
beautifully decorated with laurel and 
other flowers, class pennant-, ete. The 
time for the program found both 
chapel and the adjoining Commercial 
Hall well filled by an eager and ex- 
pectant audience. We feel sure they 
were well repaid for attending, as the 
exercises seemed to have been enjoyed 
by all. The following i- the program 
that was given: President's Address, 
Virgil C. Holsinger; Music, "Perfect 
Day." Mixed Quartette; Class His- 
tory, E. M. Ilertzler, R. Plain Zug; 
Music, "Love's < »1<1 Sweet Song." 
Ladies' Quartette; Impressions, Ruth 
R. Landis, Esther Falkenstein ; Class 
Poem, Written by Sarah Beahm; read 
by John Hershey; Music, "Come Sing 
a Merry Song." Male Quartette; Class 
\1111a Schwenk, Anna Miles; 
nation of Memorial, Francis Ul- 
rich; Class Song, Word- Vritten by 
N'aomi Longenecker; music written by 

Miss Ulrich's Presentation of Mem- 
orial." was an interesting feature of 
the afternoon. The class of 1916 be- 
queathed to Elizabethtown College and 
it- future students the grand Maud and 
new back -top on the baseball dia- 
111. ii. 1 . the rosi ' rel bush< -. class 

tree, etc., that they have planted on 
the ci illege campus and $155 tob 

in the equi] nl of the new science 


The following is the class song: 
There's a place we hold so dear, 

College Hill, 

'Tis the fairest of the fair, College Hill, 

There i- sunshine round the place 

For it knows not sorrow's trace, 

And it teems with youth and grace, 

College Hill. 

Alma Mater, thou dear old College Hill, 
Many hearts are yearning now for thee. 
Though we roam the whole world 

Yet we'll strive our best to do; 
And to thee we'll e'er be true. College 

Oh, our souls were often stirred on 

College Hill; 
As we there pursued our work on 
College Hill; 
But our sorrows would take wing. 
And our ferry laugh would ring. 
Like a harp of tuneful string on 
College Hill. 

Km they're calling us away from 

College Hill: 
\iid although our hearts are gay on 
College Hill; 
There will he me Storms we know, 
In the place we're called to go, 
But we've learned to banish woe on 
College Hill. 

So we'll leave thee very soon, C 

May the flowers of virtue hi' « m on 
C .liege Hill. 
May the heart- that hold thee 
■ aces year by year, 
Till we meet beyond this 
;e Hill. 

Grace P.. B 



The sixteenth annual Commence- 
ment Exercises of Elizabethtown Col- 
lege were held in the Chapel Thurs- 
day morning, June 15, 1916 at nine 
o'clock. The inclement weather was a 
little disappointing after the bright, 
beautiful weather of the week. How- 
ewer, in spite of the rain the audience 
was so large that the room was filled. 

The exercises were full of interest. 
The orators gave their messages with 
force and earnestness. The music was 
exceptionally well rendered. We feel 
safe in saying that the exercises of 
Commencement Week as a whole were 
enjoyed by all. We feel encouraged 
that our school has had such an au- 
] "in 'tis closing week and we feel that 
the coming year will be one of greater 
success than ever before. This class 
is the largest ever graduated from the 
school. It was composed of thirty-two 
members. There were twelve additional 
wdio received certificates for having fin- 
ished the course in sewing. There were 
two graduates from the Classical Course, 
seven from the College Preparatory, 
four from the Pedagogical, four from 
the English Sientific, two from the 
Piano Course, three from the Music 
Teacher's Course, one from ilic Agri- 
cultural Course, one from the Art 
Course, two from the advanced Busi- 
ness Course, two from the Regulai 
Business Course, one of which also 
completed the Banking Course and five 
Erom the Stenographic Course. A large 
class representing so many course 1 a 
worthy contribution d* - iciety and wt 
feel that it ought in be an encourage 
meet tn man] ung pi 1 pli to come to 
school in the fall and pursue some 
definite course We feel thai before 

long our new Science Mall will ma- 
terialize and not be a thing of dreams. 
We are glad fur a pleasant school year 
and are looking forward to a most de- 
lightful opening in September. 

The program of the Commencement 
Exercises proper was as follows: In- 
vocation. Elder J. H. Longenecker; 
Music. "Still. Still With Thee," 
Chorus. "True Greatness," Virgil C. 
f-Iolsinger, Williamsburg, Pa.; "Music, 
A Nesessity," Anna E. Miles, Eliza- 
bethtown, Pa. ; "The Tragedies of Life," 
Harvey K. ('.ever. Florin, Pa.: Music, 
"Mighty Lak a Rose," Glee Club: "The 
Symbol of Service," Ada M. Brandt, 
Elizabethtown, I 'a.: "The Language of 
The Soul," Paul H. Engle, Elizabeth- 
town, I 'a.: "The Finest Art." Ephraim 
M. Ilertzler, Myerstown, Pa.: Music, 
"The Boys of the Old Brigade." Male 
Quartette: "America's Crown," Ge rg; 
Captanios, Lancaster, Pa.; "Un- 
crowned Heroes." Ada M. Denny. Lo- 
ganton, Pa.: Presentation of Diplomas 
by Dr. D. C. Reber; Music, Class 

Since our last public meeting mi 
May I'tth, several regular private 
meetings were held in which there 
were amin; tei b} different 

members of the society mi the subject 
of consti'tutii nal revision. 

At our last meeting fur the year, the 
entire session was taken up by a prize 
oratorical contest to which the whole 
-elm. I had looked forward with eager- 
ness for some time. The prize- award- 
ed at ihi- contest were given by I.. D. 
Rose, an alumnus of the College, The 
first prize which consisted of five dol- 
lars was wmi b) Mi-- Naomi Longen- 



ecker, who spoke on "The Land Thai 
Makes Men Brothers." The second 
prize was given to Mr. C. J. Rose, 
whose theme was "Weaklings of So- 
ciety." The third orator in 
the order of merit was Miss Via 
Brandt, who received honorable men- 
tion. Her theme was "The awaken- 
ing to Beauty." The judges were 
Prof. Homer F. Dillwcrth, of Millers- 
ville, Pa. ; Prof. E. E. Stauffer, of 
Myerstown, Pa. and Prof. Ober 
Morning, of Lancaster. Pa. 

The meeting had been freely ad- 
vertised and a large audience greeted 
the contestants. 

The quality of the oratory displayed 
in the contest was commented upon in 
tenib of highest praise by everybody. 
Occasions like this enlarges the pres- 
tige of the school and we trusl other 
alumni will follow the genen us ex- 
ample of Mr. Rose so that we ma) in 
the future have various contests of a 
similar nature. 


As we look back over the work that 
has been done by the Keystone So- 
ciety during the past year we feel that 
we have come up to if not surpassed 
the standard of former years. 

A new constitution which was 
largel) the work of Prof. Hark) was 
adopted b) the society. In conference 
with the Homerian Society we pur- 
chased new furniture for Society Mall. 

The two -"cieties in a joint meeting 
elected David Markey as manager ami 
John Hershey a- assistant manager of 
1 »iu Li illege Times for next year. 

That the Keystone Literary Society 
may continue t 1 prosper i- the wish of 
it- Friends. 

Bool'c Elizsbethtown College! 

Have yon secured one student for 
Elizabetht. wn College? 

If each student would bring one new 
student along back and each graduate 
would send one new student each year, 
Elizabethtown College would nearly 
triple her enrollment and the ' new 
Science Building would be an absolute 
necessity. Our students and graduates 
are always the best and m >st success- 
ful canvassers. Are you loyally doing 
your -bare? Have you succeeded in 
inducing just one to come to Eliza- 
bethtown College? If - >, you have 
done your duty. If it t. why not take 
one day oft and canvass until you suc- 
ceed in getting your nc. The school 
has done much for you which cannot 
be rewarded in dollars and cent-. L r 
this service secure at least one student 
and thus help your c liege and thereby 
pass its influence to your fellowmen. 
That i- missionary service in it- truest 
sense, fi r. you are hel"in<_ r the institu- 
tion that prepares men and women for 

The Interest in Our College 

1 < Continued o om page 20) 

you naturally conclude give- value re- 
ceded plus. In ther-e last two facts 
lie- tlie fundamental reason for our 
pupils and graduates being character- 
ized by industry and moral character. 
Thus the infusion of this interest into 
our -indents is the daily molding in- 
fluence of the ideal of Elizabethtown 
College. "Educate tor Service" and 
"Make Jesus King." I. ing live and 
prosper Elizabethtown College. Alma 
Mater dear! 

Regular Notes 
Jennie Miller Via, '09, returns to 
College Hill to take charge of the 
Voice Culture department. Her hus- 
band will be Principal of the Com- 
mercial Department. 

I. J. Kreider, '16, and Virgil C. Hol- 
singer, '16, will have the Principalships 
respectivel) of Bainbridge High School 
and East Lampeter High School. Thus 
two of our graduates of the Class of 
1916 go out into I tigh School work. 
Many of the class will become teachers 
in the public scl Is 

C. I.. Martin, '13, Ira Herr, '16 and 
I J. Kreider. '16 have graduated this 
year from Franklin and Marshall Col- 
legewithtlie AM'., degree. C. L. Martin 
ranked seventh of a class of abai e 
-!•-!<. graduates. Because of his rank 
he was awarded by P. & M. College 
a Phi Beta Kappa key, an enviable 
honor, which is the best and highest 
any college in the land can render to 
he will be Prof< ssor of Latin in 
East Libei t) \. aderm m ar Pittsburg. 

The 01 i stahlished bj 

L. D. R i .1 decided 

ear and was ap] reciated by all 
the students This shows to those 

who, were present what an alumnus 
can render to his alma mater in the 
way of increasing interest in his Col- 

Tl e home of Prof. 1... W. Leiter, '14 
and Mamie Keller Leiter, '12, is the 
pror.d possessor of a plump little baby 
daughter, Leah Ida Leiter, lorn on 
Friday morning, June [6, [916. She is 
the third child, bul the first girl born 
of parents who are both alumni of the 

Alumni Marriages 

Elizabeth lleagy were married in 
Philadelphia, by Rev. Kuhns, pastor of 
the First Church of the Brethren of 
that city on June 17. the eve of 
Ids graduation from the University of 
Pa. Prof, and Mrs. Nye retun 
Elizabethtow n on tin . week 

where the) have begun house 1 
with Prof. Nye's father. Prof. Nye re- 
ceived his \. M. degree from the Uni- 
versity of Pa., on June 21. This com- 
ing year he will have charge of His- 
tor) and Si - u Science in his Alma 

Fn m 11 1 otl er source than the 

lelphia N< rth American we have 

if the second 



marriage from our Alumni Ranks. 
This report shows to us that I 'rut. J. 
U. Fries, the Principal of our Corn- 
mercial Department last year was mar- 
ried tn M. Gertruge Hess, 'n in Hag- 
erstown, Mil., on June 30. Miss Hess 
last year had charge of our Voice Cul- 
ture Dept., Prof, and Mrs. Fries will 
go to Mc-Pherson College, Kansas next 
year where Prof. Fries has charge of 
the Commercial Dept. During the sum- 
mer Prof. Fries will study in New 
York University in the School of Com- 
merce and Finance. 

A romance which began within the 
walls of Elizabethtown College culmi- 
nated mi July 8th in the marriage of 
Miss Laura M. Landis to Mr. I. J. Krei- 
der. They were quietly married at the 
parsonage of The Church of the 
Brethren in Baltimore, Md., by the 
pastor. Rev. F. D. Anthony. 

After the ceremony the couple left 
for a trip to Atlantic City and other 
points of interest. 

The bride is a graduate of Irving 

The groom, an Alumnus of the class 
1 if [916, is also a graduate of Millers- 
ville State Normal School and Frank- 
lin and Marshall College. 

After the first of October, Mr. and 
Mrs. Kreider will reside at P.ainbridge. 
Pa., where Mr. Kreider has been 
elected principal of the schools. 

Mrs. Kreider is an artist of no or- 
dinary ability, and we feel that she 
will paint for herself and Mr. Kreider 
arosy future, with just "clouds enough 
to make a beautiful sunset." 

Luncheon and Business Session 
On June 14 old friends again re- 
newed their acquaintance through the 

ties of our Alma Mater which binds 
cis together as a school family. We 
rejoiced as we saw others of various 
clause-- appearing. 

All of the classes excepting the class 
of 1904 were represented at the 
Alumni Luncheon. Moreover, we are 
glad to tell you that we have a splendid 
increase in the alumni association, for, 
twenty-seven of the class of 1916, join- 
ed our ranks in the afternoon. We 
are sorry that the other six did not 

With the addition of the class of 
[916, the largest class ever graduated 
on College Hill, the Alumni has in- 
creased from two hundred and thirty 
to two hundred and sixty-four. 

The reunion of the Class of 1906 
failed to materialize. There were but 
three graduates of the class present. 
Class of 1907. are you going to follow 
their example? Why not begin to plan 
your reunion now so as to have all 
plans completed early The President 
of the class should get in touch with 
each member by correspondence or 
otherwise or should appoint a commit- 
tee to work out the reunion program. 
It takes a little time and a bit of work 
to get the reunion started but it is 
worth all and shows a high mark of 
lo\ ally and interest in the class and 
must of all in your Alma Mater. Tt 
seems to be impossible for all the 
Alumni to be present every year but is 
there an] excuse for a graduate to 
fail to visit his Alma Mater once in 
ten years? The reunion plan should 
accomplish this end. We are sorry the 
Class of loon failed to have their re- 
union. We were looking for every 
member of the class and saw but a 
handful. May we not urge each mem- 



ber of the class of 1907 to begin to 
think and plan to be here to visit dear 
old Elizabethtown College next spring? 

The business session was rather a 
long one this year. Art. V, Sec. 3 
of the constitution was amended to 
read. "The recording secretary shall 
keep a complete and accurate record of 
all the proceedings of all the meetings 
ni the Association." It was found 
that the amending could not he com- 
pleted since Sec. 4 of Art. A*, which 
also needs revision had not been dis- 
cussed last year. Accordingly it was 
moved to amend Art. V. Sec. 4 at the 
next meeting to read as it now reads 
but with the addition of the clause 
"and shall sign all legal orders on the 
treasurer." It was also suggested in 
the motion thai the necessary two 
weeks notice he given the members of 
tlie association prior to the meeting at 
which the amendment is to he con- 

Since the constitution is now incom- 
plete because of the above action it 

was moved that the newly elected cor- 
responding secretary sign all orders 
1.11 the Treasurer. 

For the benefit of those who are not 
nted with the reasons fur the 
change brought about by the amend- 
ment, we will say that it was found 
that by the 1. Id provisions "f the con- 
stitution all orders were signed by the 
Recording Secretary, who is seldom in 
residence here. This always necessi- 
tated much trouble in getting the 
proper signature. By having the cor- 
responding Secretarj do the same, all 
this trouble i- avoided since she must 
be a 11 -id, n. e officer and is therefore 
close at hand at all times. 

'the solicitor, James Rreitigan, re- 
ported on the progress made on the col- 
lecting of the pledges made by the 1911 
cla» and also on progress made in so- 
liciting for the Scholarship endowment 
fund. Both reports were accepted. In 
accepting the first report it was also 
decided that the officers of the 191 1 
class along with the solicitor again try 
to collect the money pledged by the 
members of the class. 

The following officers were elected 
for next year: Pres. W. E. Glasmire, 
'08; ist V. Pres., W. Scott Smith, "io; 
2nd V. Pres., C. J. Rose '13; 3rd V. 
Pres., C. I.. Martin. '13; Cor. Sec, 
Ruth l'.ucher, '16; Rec. Sec. Frances 
I'lricli, 'id; Treas., I.. W. Leiter, '09; 
Kx. Committee, II. II. Nye, '00; Ger- 
trude Miller. '09; Lester Myer. '10. 

Tlie President appointed the follow- 
ing as the nominating committee to 
serve for next year: Prof. J. G. Meyer. 
'05; Sarah Mover. '13: Prof. L. W. 
Leiter, '14. 

James I'.rcitigan. '05 was elected so- 
licitor and Prof. Meyer was elected a* 
a member of the Endowment Fund 

Literary Program 
\ very good program was rendered 
in the evening b) the Alumni. It was 
as follows: Girls Chorus; Presentation 
of Class of [916, Dr. 1). C. Kchcr : In- 
vocation, Rev. A. I'. Geib, '09; Roll 
Call. Class Response; \ddre s of Wel- 
c 'inc. Presiding President, John G. 
Kuhns, '04: Reading. Entitled 
"The Ruggle's First Dinner I 'arty." 
I'.. Irene Wise, n: Male Quartette; 

\lumni Echoes, Rhoda E. Miller. '15; 
< (ration, C. I.. Martin. '13; Music. 

\uld Lang Syne b) Vudience. 

View of the College Library 

Letter of Greeting 
Malo Sweden, May 9, [916. 
To the Alumni of Elizabethtown Col- 
lege, Greeting, — 

We have with Fond anticipation 
awaited the visit of the Alumni chil- 
dren. And now that they have come, I 
desire to write a letter of commenda- 
tii n. In my judgment, tliev are a 
ing looking set. 1 can not help 
but feel sorr} for thi se who have not 
been able to be represented on the cut, 
but I trust they will be able to prove 
their loyalty to their Alma Mater in 
some other way. We recognize only a 
few of the Alumni-to-be, but after 
reading the name- we see character- 
istics of those with whom we are Wet- 
ter acquainted. 


Alumni Day, if 
:nance, fo letter, 


pleasure in the latter because I am de- 
prived of the former. May Commence- 
ment Week on College Hill he wrought 
with intense interest and not least on 
\lumni Day. May the Association get 
a good vision of a larger and better 
service for Elizabethtown College. It 
will always be well to remember the 
motto of Class '<•-, which 1 am proud 
to represent, "More Beyond." The best 
can always be better and do more if 
they will. 

Should it be our pleasure some time 
in the future to casl our eyes upi 
community on College Hill, we ho 
see added to the present number of 
buildings the contemplated Science 
Mall and other needed buildings. May 
long live and far he felt the influence 

of Elizabethtown College. 
1 >ur united greetings to all. 
Fraternally, J. !•'. I 



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